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UAW Loses Battle at Nissan Mississippi Plant

Workers vote down union by wide margin.

by on Aug.05, 2017

Employees at Nissan's Canton, Mississippi, plant voted against UAW representation by a wide margin.

Nissan workers voted down a bid by the United Auto Workers to unionize employees at the company’s big assembly plant in Canton, Mississippi, by a wide margin.

The final tally in the election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board was 2244 to 1307.

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“With this vote, the voice of Nissan employees has been heard. They have rejected the UAW and chosen to self-represent, continuing the direct relationship they enjoy with the company,” the company said in a statement issued after the votes were counted. (more…)

UAW Sets Vote at Nissan’s Mississippi Plant

Long-awaited vote coming to fruition next month.

by on Jul.18, 2017

UAW President Dennis Williams is hoping a successful vote at Nissan's plant in Canton, Mississippi, will open more southern auto plants.

Workers at Nissan’s sprawling plant in Canton, Mississippi, are tentatively scheduled to vote early next month on whether the will be represented by the United Auto Workers.

The vote, which is scheduled for Aug. 3–4, will be a reprise of 2001 vote at Nissan’s assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, which was easily won by the company.

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The company and the union, however, have feuded for years about representation at the plant in Canton, which is located in a heavily African-American corner of Mississippi where Nissan maintains it has created new economic opportunities in one of the poorest regions of the country. (more…)