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    Elected officials and Nissan workers gathered in Canton on Sunday to discuss what it would take to establish a labor union at the plant.

    Congressman Bennie Thompson called a news conference Sunday afternoon to say he supports workers' right to form a union.
    "Many taxpayers in this state are saying that democracy should be the order of the day, and in a democracy, people have the right to choose," Thompson said.
    Union eyed at Nissan plant | The Clarion-Ledger | clarionledger.com

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    good for them

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    US Nissan workers seek fair union election

    Unfortunately the link in my original post is dead now but this is an update. I would love to see Japanese car manufacturers organize in this country being that husband and I both drive Japanese cars. (And so do a lot of other people!!)

    Management at Nissan’s plant in Mississippi is running an aggressive and sophisticated anti-union campaign against its employees who are forming a union to achieve a voice in the workplace. Nissan is denying these workers a fair, democratic election, and management has sent a clear message to the workforce that considering a union could cost them their job.

    Supported by workers, students, community leaders and human rights activists around the world, the UAW’s LabourStart campaign (Nissan USA's union busting is a global shame) calls on Nissan’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Toshiyuki Shiga, intervene to make things right in Mississippi.
    US Nissan workers seek fair union election | Industriall
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    It is hard to believe that this is in Mississippi. When the state as a whole is at the bottom of the heap on nearly everything I am really surprised that the workers have the backbone to stand up to Nissian. Good luck to them.
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    French Delegation Visits Canton, Miss., to Meet Nissan Workers

    https://micro.uawsolidweb.org/2012/1...issan-workers/

    Workers in Brazil Express Support for Nissan Workers in Mississippi

    https://micro.uawsolidweb.org/2012/1...n-mississippi/

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    Pro-Union Nissan Workers Claim Threats, Intimidation
    Some workers at the Nissan plant in Canton claim intimidation and discrimination over their attempts to unionize. MPB's Daniel Cherry reports, the workers have now gained the support of a high-profile activist.

    At Tougaloo College in Jackson Tuesday evening, several hundred workers and supporters called for the right to decide whether to unionize the Nissan plant without, what they call, threats from the company.

    Headlining the rally was actor, Danny Glover. Glover spoke in favor of the workers' efforts to bring union labor to the plant.

    Glover says, "What makes me do what I do is, I came up in a union family. My parents were union people. They believed in the union. I was nurtured on the ideals of the union, and I believe, as Dr. Martin Luther King says, a union is the best anti-poverty program that he knows."
    Pro-Union Nissan Workers Claim Threats, Intimidation | News | Mississippi Public Broadcasting

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    Mississippi Nissan workers go global in fight for justice

    JACKSON, Miss. - United Auto Workers President Bob King, and Hollywood actor Danny Glover are in Johannesburg, South Africa, where that country's powerful Metalworkers union has come out fighting for the right of 5,000 Mississippi Nissan workers to organize a union.

    King and Glover are in South Africa seeking support for workers at the huge Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi. Their trip is ironic to many who remember that only decades ago it was the UAW that was backing the struggles of the metal workers and so many others in South Africa against apartheid.
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    How taxpayers subsidize union avoidance by Wal-Mart and Nissan

    Most Americans have been made to believe that they have no stake in private sector labor issues. Unions, we are told, are irrelevant to the working life of the vast majority of the population, whose economic fate is supposedly being determined solely by their employers or by individual skills in maneuvering through the labor market.

    This narrative, however, is being challenged by organizing campaigns that are taking on two giant corporations -- Wal-Mart and Nissan -- and showing that collective action is not defunct. And two reports related to the campaigns show that not only the workers involved, but also taxpayers in general, have a stake in their outcome.
    How taxpayers subsidize union avoidance by Wal-Mart and Nissan

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    Report outlines how Nissan in Canton, Miss., is violating international human rights standards of workers who want to organize and bargain collectively

    Glad I don't own a Nissan!

    (Washington, D.C.) – An extensive report by Mississippi NAACP President Derrick Johnson and international labor law expert Lance Compa was released in Washington, D.C., today (October 8) showing that Nissan in Canton, Miss., is in violation of international labor standards on freedom of association through its aggressive interference with workers trying to exercise their fundamental right to organize a union.
    “Under international law and pursuant to its own stated commitments, Nissan is supposed to respect human rights standards on workers’ freedom of association – the right to organize and the right to collective bargaining. But in the Canton plant, Nissan has launched an aggressive campaign of fear and intimidation to nullify these rights,” said Johnson.
    Report outlines how Nissan in Canton, Miss., is violating international human rights standards of workers who want to organize and bargain collectively

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    Report outlines how Nissan in Canton, Miss., is violating international human rights standards of workers who want to organize and bargain collectively

    Glad I don't own a Nissan!



    Report outlines how Nissan in Canton, Miss., is violating international human rights standards of workers who want to organize and bargain collectively
    Kinda sad that I went the extra mile for the local dealership on my route today. They can come out and "fetch" their freight next time!
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