Tag: Mississippi

Nissan Employees Courageously Fought Against Unfair Tactics

Nissan employees courageously fought for a local union and came within a few hundred votes of achieving their dream. All of us were disappointed by the outcome in Canton, but we weren’t surprised. Despite Ghosn’s testimony that Nissan was neutral on the question of a union, the company waged an anti-union campaign unlike any I’ve seen. Read more on www.detroitnews.com >>>

The brave road Nissan workers have traveled so far

Nissan workers are approaching a crossroads that was a long time coming as they finish up voting tonight. We will have more information when the votes are tallied and the vote totals released. In the meantime, here’s the brave road Nissan workers have traveled so far: APRIL 2014The UAW aligns with the IndustriALL Global Union to seek assistance from the U.S. National Contact Point (NCP) for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in responding to Nissan’s violations of workers’ organizing rights in Canton, Miss. The UAW and IndustriALL say the company is using “threats, intimidation and fear” to keep a ... Read more

NLRB ISSUES NEW UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICE COMPLAINT AGAINST NISSAN

CARMAKER’S ANTI-UNION CAMPAIGN UNDERMINES FREE AND FAIR ELECTION IN MISSISSIPPI CANTON, Miss. — The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a new complaint alleging unfair labor practices against Nissan in advance of this week’s representation election for blue-collar employees at the company’s Canton plant. The new NLRB complaint, issued late Friday, alleges that Nissan threatened a loss of wages and benefits if employees support a union, threatened closing of the Canton plant if employees support a union, interrogated employees about union support, and promised increased benefits and improved working conditions if employees oppose a union. The new NLRB complaint comes ... Read more

Nissan Union Vote Set for Aug. 3-4 in Mississippi

UAW Calls on Company to Cease Threats, Intimidation of Workers (Pictured: employees at Nissan’s Canton plant participate in the March on Mississippi earlier this year) CANTON, Miss. — Acting on behalf of Nissan employees, the UAW today reached an agreement with Nissan to hold a two-day union representation election, supervised by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), on Thursday, Aug. 3, and Friday, Aug. 4, in Canton, Miss. In an election petition filed with the NLRB, Nissan employees originally sought to schedule the election earlier that same week but instead agreed to the Aug. 3-4 dates offered by the company. In announcing the ... Read more

UAW Endorses Lumumba for Jackson Mayor

(Jackson, Mississippi) – Citing his commitment to worker safety and labor rights, the Mississippi UAW CAP Council has endorsed Chokwe A. Lumumba for mayor of Jackson. “The citizens of Jackson have an opportunity to elect a mayor in Chokwe A. Lumumba who understands that labor rights are civil rights and that raising the wages, health and safety and labor standards of all workers builds the economy of Jackson,” said Ray Curry, director of UAW Region 8. Lumumba has demonstrated support for workers including his participation in the March on Mississippi earlier this year to argue for labor rights at Nissan ... 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 >>>

Live Stream & Blog: March On Mississippi!

Today at 1:30PM ET is the March on Mississippi! See the live stream below and watch our twitter feed for more updates, and check out the media roundup at the bottom. NEW LIVE STREAM LINK: https://www.facebook.com/GoodJobsNation/videos/1476774102357189/ Tweets by @UAW March on Mississippi Photo Gallery Special thanks to Change to Win, John Davis (UAW LUCA – Region 8) and Debi Kirchner (UAW LUCA – Region 1D) for contributing to this gallery.  March on Mississippi Press Roundup USA Today: Workers seek to bring union to Nissan’s U.S. plants Clarion-Ledger: Bernie Sanders coming to Miss. for march against Nissan Mississippi Today: Nissan Canton fined for ... Read more

Bernie Sanders, Danny Glover to Lead Historic Civil Rights Protest on Nissan Factory in Canton, Miss.

Hundreds of Workers, Civil Rights Leaders, Elected Officials to Converge on Nissan Plant for ‘The March on Mississippi: Workers’ Rights = Civil Rights’ — Citing Automaker’s Record of Harassment, Intimidation of African-American Workers, Protesters to Demand Company Respect Employees’ Right to Vote for a Union Without Fear of Retaliation Canton, Miss. – Citing a pattern of civil rights abuses by Nissan against its predominantly African-American workforce in Mississippi, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, actor Danny Glover, NAACP President Cornell William Brooks and hundreds of workers, civil rights leaders, and social justice advocates will converge on the automaker’s factory in Canton Saturday ... Read more

Mississippi Today: Union’s complaints about Nissan’s Mississippi plant filed in three countries

After years of working to unionize workers at the Nissan plant in Canton, the United Auto Workers is shifting its strategy and going international with its concerns about conditions at Nissan’s Mississippi plant. On Dec. 20, the Detroit-based union announced cases in three countries against French automaker Renault, which has a strategic partnership with Nissan, as well as against Nissan and the joint corporation. Read the full article at www.mississippitoday.org >>>

Renault-Nissan mistreats workers in Mississippi

First appeared in the Detroit News on November 23 By: Gary Casteel While the world watched Olympic athletes compete in Brazil, employees of the Renault-Nissan Alliance protested how the automaker was violating the Olympic code of conduct by opposing union rights for workers in Canton, Miss. Renault-Nissan’s plants in Mississippi and Brazil are worlds apart. But workers on both continents are aligned to promote meaningful representation for all employees. Read the full article at detroitnews.com >>>