Tag: Organizing

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

Fuyao workers and public officials to hold town hall April 30 for fair union election and workplace safety

(MORAINE, Ohio) – Workers at the Fuyao Glass plant in Moraine, Ohio, will join with elected officials for a town hall meeting Sunday, April 30, to urge Fuyao Glass to support employees’ rights to a fair union election and a safe workplace. The public meeting will be held April 30 at UAW Local 696, 1543 Alwildy Ave. in Dayton from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and comes just days after the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health listed Fuyao as among the “Dirty Dozen” most dangerous employers in the United States in a report issued earlier today. “Workers should never ... Read more

Harvard Student Workers Win New Union Election

After weeks of hearings and deliberations, the NLRB in a report filed Wednesday affirmed that the Harvard Graduate Students Union-UAW’s concerns over Harvard’s list of eligible voters was valid and could lead to another election. In the report and recommendations of the NLRB hearing officer the NLRB wrote: “I find that the Employer has not substantially complied with the voter list requirements set forth in Section 102.62(d) of the Board’s Rules and Regulations. Accordingly, I recommend that [HGSU-UAW’s] objection be sustained and that, if a revised tally of ballots does not result in the Petitioner receiving a majority of the ... Read more

Tesla Worker Jose Moran wants successful, profitable company with better conditions

Yesterday, in a Medium post, 4.5 year Tesla worker Jose Moran made the case that the company could do a better job at curbing preventable injury and listening to its workforce. He also said that he and other coworkers at the Tesla plant had reached out to the UAW for support in their efforts. In response, Tesla CEO Elon Musk fired back that he thought Moran’s public comments were “morally outrageous.” Undeterred by the shocking reaction of his employer, Jose Moran put out a new video on Facebook today, highlighting that he wants to see a successful and profitable Tesla, ... Read more

UAW CALLS TESLA ALLEGATION THAT WORKER JOSE MORAN IS ON UNION PAYROLL “FAKE NEWS”

“Mr. Moran is not and has not been paid by the UAW. We would hope that Tesla would apologize to their employee, Mr. Moran, for spreading fake news about him. We can confirm that Mr. Moran and others at Tesla have approached the UAW, and we welcome them with open arms.” Click here to read Jose’s Medium post about the how workers are treated at Tesla here.

ICYMI: Hillary Clinton explains her position on Jobs and the Economy to UAW Members

Hillary Clinton joined in for a tele-town hall with UAW members and UAW President Dennis Williams to explain her position on issues that are important to working families. Listen to the podcast: https://uaw.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/MP3-Hillary-on-Jobs-and-the-Economy.mp3

ICYMI: Hillary Clinton explains her position on Trade to UAW Members

Hillary Clinton joined in for a tele-town hall with UAW members and UAW President, Dennis Williams to explain her position on issues that are important to working families. Listen to the podcast: https://uaw.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/MP3-Hillary-on-Trade.mp3