Tag: Nissan

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 >>>

UAW President: My union suffered some setbacks, here’s what we’re doing about them

The UAW has a proud history in the south with more than 55,000 active members and 60,000 retirees. Last year alone more than 1,323 workers in the south voted to join the UAW, including Volkswagen workers in Tennessee who came back after a defeat in 2014 and voted to join us. The reason for their support is clear: the UAW delivers for our members. Read more on www.freep.com >>>

Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on Today’s Nissan Vote

“The courageous workers of Nissan, who fought tirelessly for union representation alongside community and civil-rights leaders, should be proud of their efforts to be represented by the UAW. The result of the election was a setback for these workers, the UAW and working Americans everywhere, but in no way should it be considered a defeat. “Perhaps recognizing they couldn’t keep their workers from joining our union based on the facts, Nissan and its anti-worker allies ran a vicious campaign against its own workforce that was comprised of intense scare tactics, misinformation and intimidation. “American workers need champions more than ever. ... Read more

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

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

Stand with Nissan employees before it’s too late

Next week marks the culmination of one of the biggest civil rights battles in a generation. Thousands of people who work at Nissan’s Canton, Mississippi factory will vote whether to join together in union to improve their jobs and communities. Veteran auto assemblers are uniting to protest dangerous conditions, insecure permatemp jobs, and punishing schedules. Nissan is responding with an ugly unionbusting campaign to suppress the voices and dignity of its predominantly Black workforce. It’s no accident that Nissan’s factories in the South are the only ones in the world where its employees do not have a union. Corporations deliberately ... 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

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