Tag: Mississippi Alliance for Fairness at Nissan

Nissan Threats, Intimidation Tilt Outcome of Union Election in Mississippi

UAW FILES NEW CHARGES AGAINST COMPANY, SEEKS FEDERAL COURT ORDER TO PREVENT FUTURE UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES CANTON, Miss. — Following an unprecedented campaign of corporate threats and intimidation, Nissan employees tonight fell short in their bid for a union. In a two-day election supervised by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), blue-collar employees at Nissan’s Canton plant voted 2244 to 1307 against employee representation. Voting began Thursday — less than a week after the NLRB issued the latest in a series of unfair labor practice complaints against Nissan. “The courageous workers of Nissan, who fought tirelessly for union representation alongside community and civil-rights leaders, ... Read more

Nissan Employees Move Forward with Union Organizing Drive

Employees Demand Carmaker Respect Workers’ Rights to Vote for a Union without Fear of Retaliation Canton, Miss. — Citing a pattern of labor abuses by Nissan against its predominantly African-American workforce in Mississippi, employees today announced plans to vote on a union at the company’s Canton assembly plant. Nissan employees, with legal and technical assistance from the UAW, filed paperwork with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) seeking a representation election for blue-collar employees at Nissan’s Canton plant — one of only three Nissan facilities in the world, including two in Tennessee, where workers are not represented by a union. ... Read more

Labor Voices: Nissan rejects dialogue with workers

Canton, Miss. – Earlier this month, top executives at Nissan North America received a letter from supporters of the Mississippi Alliance for Fairness at Nissan (MAFFAN), a coalition of civil rights leaders, ministers and worker advocates who support Nissan employees’ efforts to form a union… Read the full article on detroitnews.com >>>