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    Default Re: Union eyed at Nissan plant

    The following is my opinion, but unionization in the USA is being hindered by the factions within the corporate world that will stop at nothing to keep labor, safety and human rights under their control.
    With control, they have power. With power, they can spread fear and intimidation.

    Nissan USA interferes in union campaign.
    Notice it says Nissan USA.
    Most of Nissan's plants are unionized.
    Why not here ?
    Because of the corporate influence of the American right wing structure.

    The IMF general secretary reminds Pinson that Nissan assembly workers in most countries around the world are represented by unions, which includes Japan, France, Great Britain, South Africa, Thailand, Mexico, Spain, Taiwan, and a number of others. "This should prove, beyond any doubt," writes Malentacchi, "that Nissan management can function quite effectively in a union environment.
    Nissan USA interferes in union campaign - International Metalworkers’ Federation

    Good article from the IMF, the European union representing auto workers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    The following is my opinion, but unionization in the USA is being hindered by the factions within the corporate world that will stop at nothing to keep labor, safety and human rights under their control.
    With control, they have power. With power, they can spread fear and intimidation.




    Notice it says Nissan USA.
    Most of Nissan's plants are unionized.
    Why not here ?
    Because of the corporate influence of the American right wing structure.



    Nissan USA interferes in union campaign - International Metalworkers’ Federation

    Good article from the IMF, the European union representing auto workers.

    Exactly right. This is an old article about what happened with Toyota in CA, the only unionized Toyota plant in the US.

    Toyota to Close Union Plant in California


    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/28/bu...ummi.html?_r=0

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    This is in the news again .
    I hope the UAW prevails in this organization.

    The UAW faces powerful opposition from the political establishment in Mississippi and from workers who have been raised on a diet of anti-union sentiment.

    It has also accused Nissan of employing union-busting tactics like using implicit threats to close the plant if it unionizes, charges Nissan denies.
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    The rotten thing about this country is that the right wing will wave their flags pretending they are patriots yet back the Japanes Company over the American workers. GOPs are probablly helping the Japanese violate these American Ciitzens rights, or push it as close as they can to violating them and getting away with it.


    It's awesome to see world wide support....and then ya have our own gop.

    The business attraction thing of right wing philosophy is unamerican and grovelling. It is undignified of an AMERICAN CITIZEN or state let alone our nation.

    Obviouslly since we gave our power away to foreigners through free trade we are gonna have to have foreign owned businesses here.
    The very least our WHOLE country should do is encourage union membership especially to foreign owned companies. For, when it comes to lobby, the GOP has pushed it to the Supreme Court and the Court has decided that lobby money is free speech and cant be limited or something along those lines. Lobby of American politicians is what makes our country's laws and policies.
    By siding with multinational and transnational corporations, foreign business is given more power in DC than our own workers......unless they join a union.

    AS far as Rand Paul and Scott Walker and the rest of the Right to work GOP crowd goes i think maybe they should fly a white flag with a red dot outside their offices. NOt an american flag.

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    Nissan under mounting pressure as United Auto Workers union targets Mississippi plant
    The UAW has never managed to organize workers at the plants of foreign automakers except in a handful of joint ventures with unionized General Motors, Ford or Chrysler.

    But UAW president Bob King insists the tide is finally turning.

    “We’ve never been this far along in an organizing drive in the South,” King said in a recent interview. “It’s going really well.”
    The Nissan campaign has attracted the interest of labor leaders looking for a way to gain more leverage over big companies in a global economy that has driven down wages in industrial countries, said Kent Wong, a labor expert at the University of California, Los Angeles.

    “I don’t know if they are going to be successful,” he cautioned.

    The UAW faces powerful opposition from the political establishment in Mississippi and from workers who have been raised on a diet of anti-union sentiment.
    Nissan under mounting pressure as United Auto Workers union targets Mississippi plant | The Raw Story

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    Workers And UAW Turn To OECD In Nissan Dispute

    (Washington/Geneva) – UAW President Bob King has announced that the United Auto Workers and IndustriALL Global Union have requested mediation by the U.S. State Department to protect workers’ organizing rights at the giant Nissan auto assembly plant in Canton, Mississippi.

    The UAW and IndustriALL, a global union federation which represents Nissan and Renault unions worldwide, assert that Nissan’s “aggressive campaign of interference” with employees’ efforts to form a union at the Canton, Mississippi, plant is in violation of global standards on workers’ freedom of association.

    “Nissan and its Alliance partner Renault works with unions in every part of the world, yet in the United States it acts very differently. We are hopeful the OECD process will help us reach a just and fair resolution that ensures all Nissan workers can exercise the fundamental right to freedom of association without fear of retaliation or threats of job loss,” said Jyrki Raina, general secretary of IndustriALL.
    Workers And UAW Turn To OECD In Nissan Dispute

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    UAW Calls in the Cavalry to Combat ‘Culture of Fear’ at Nissan Plant
    Several years ago, the United Auto Workers began a campaign to unionize roughly 4,000 workers at the Nissan auto plant in Canton, Mississippi. Organizers knew from experience that they would have to reach beyond the factory walls for support in order to achieve their goal. In many ways, the campaign has already made that leap—students at local college campuses have created support groups, and workers as far away as Brazil recently rallied to support a worker whom management had disciplined for his pro-union activities.

    And on Monday, April 28, the UAW took that mission another step further. Along with the union federation IndustriALL, it officially requested that the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), an influential organization of 34 relatively wealthy industrial countries, initiate a review of Nissan’s observance of OECD labor rights standards.

    Under this procedure, the “National Contact Point” (NCP) of the United States—a State Department official—would review Nissan’s labor rights record and invite the participation of officials from the UAW, IndustriALL, Japan (Nissan’s corporate home), France (the base for Renault, a major investor in Nissan), and the Netherlands (corporate base for the Renault-Nissan Alliance).
    UAW Calls in the Cavalry to Combat ‘Culture of Fear’ at Nissan Plant - Working In These Times

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    Hundreds rally for a union election at Mississippi Nissan plant during Freedom Summer gathering

    This is pretty cool.

    CANTON, Miss. -- The June 27 pro-union rally by an estimated 400 students, activists, ministers and workers in front of the mile-long Nissan plant here was the perfect culmination of the Mississippi Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Conference in nearby Jackson.
    At the event were legendary civil and labor rights activists like Bob Zellner, still working in the trenches today in Wilson, N.C., prominent actor Danny Glover, veteran labor organizers Bruce Raynor and Richard Bensinger, labor priest Fr. Jeremy Tobin, political strategist Marshall Ganz, and many more. Of course, the students were central to the event, chanting "Ain't No Power But The Power Of The People!" and joining Glover in delivering a petition to company security officers at the front gate that declared: "Labor rights are civil rights."
    Hundreds rally for a union election at Mississippi Nissan plant during Freedom Summer gathering

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    Leader of 50-million member labor federation blasts Nissan in Mississippi
    CANTON, Miss. - While meeting with Mississippi Nissan workers who have faced threats from company management of plant closure and job loss in response to their union organization effort, IndustriALL General Secretary Jyrki Raina rebuked Nissan for disrespecting workers' rights in the U.S.

    Raina is in Mississippi leading a delegation of ranking trade union leaders from automobile workers' unions in Japan, France, Spain, Brazil, South Africa, and the UK, that represent Nissan and Renault workers. The group convened in Canton, Mississippi, to meet with Nissan workers and learn first-hand about Nissan's worker rights' violations. Unions represented on the delegation include Unite the Union in the U.K., the Confederation of Japan Automobile Workers' Unions (JAW), the Japan Council of Metalworkers' Unions (JCM), the French CGT and CFE-CGC, Spain's MCA-UGT and CCOO, South Africa's Metalworkers' Union , Força Sindical and CNM-CUT from Brazil, and Workers Uniting North America.
    Leader of 50-million member labor federation blasts Nissan in Mississippi » peoplesworld

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    Clergy group supports pro-union Nissan workers

    I love it when the pro union movement becomes a social issue. IMO they go hand in hand!

    A group of about 100 ministers from throughout Mississippi is calling for a union vote and better treatment of workers at Nissan Canton.

    The group held a prayer vigil Tuesday outside the automotive manufacturing facility and delivered to plant officials a petition with their signatures calling for a union vote at the plant, which employs more than 6,000 people.

    While stressing in the petition that it is “pro-business, pro-growth and pro-economic development,” the group of religious leaders reiterated claims often made by union supporters - that plant officials intimidate workers from seeking a vote and suggest that the plant eventually will go elsewhere if it is organized.
    Clergy group supports pro-union Nissan workers
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