NISSAN CRITICIZED OVER CIVIL RIGHTS ABUSES AGAINST AFRICAN AMERICAN WORKERS

COMMUNITY LEADERS, CLERGY, WORKER ADVOCATES LAUNCH CAMPAIGN TO EDUCATE NISSAN DEALERS AND BUYERS NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Community leaders, elected officials, faith leaders, labor unions, student groups and racial justice organizations today protested at Nashville’s Action Nissan dealership to raise awareness of civil rights abuses at Nissan’s manufacturing plant in Canton, Miss. “We are proud to

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,

Together We Win: Auto Organizing Update

A delegation of Nissan workers and community members marched in a Paris rally in October to attend a rally calling for an end to threats at Nissan in Canton From left: Mississippi NAACP President Derrick Johnson, Bishop Thomas Jenkins, Nissan worker Morris Mock, actor Danny Glover and Christian Hutin, a member of the French Parliament.

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.

Nissan leading U.S. into ‘Temp Nation’

Nonunion autoworker argues for stronger union organizing laws Working people have been getting squeezed over the past several decades as paychecks have failed to keep up with the cost of living. Fewer people having a voice at work has greatly worsened income inequality. Millions of Americans are not getting paid fairly for their work. Not

Nissan rejects U.S. government offer to mediate dispute over allegations of systemic labor rights abuses at U.S. operations

(Washington DC/Paris/Tokyo) Nissan Motor Company has refused a U.S. government offer of mediation to resolve a longstanding dispute with the United Auto Workers (UAW) and IndustriALL Global Union Federation over the company’s anti-union practices in the United States, which the unions claim violate Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The

Common performs in support of Nissan workers

Grammy award-winning singer and actor Common performed before a sold-out audience at Jackson State University March 21 in support of Mississippi Nissan workers as they expand their effort to organize a union at the Nissan plant in Canton. Other guests at the event included actor and activist Danny Glover, local performance artists, Mississippi Alliance for

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