Only days old, the union election campaign at Nissan Motor Co.’s Canton plant is already heating up.
The United Auto Workers filed petitions Monday to force a unionization election at a Nissan plant in Mississippi after a yearslong campaign to build support in a region typically unwelcoming to organized labor.
Federal labor regulators have added to charges to a complaint that Nissan Motor Co. and a contract worker agency at Nissan’s Mississippi plant have violated workers’ rights.
The United Auto Workers union charges that Nissan Motor Co. broke federal labor law less than two days before a Mississippi rally where U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to speak in favor of unionization.
A workplace safety agency wants to fine Nissan Motor Co. $21,000, saying its Mississippi plant didn’t correctly train a maintenance worker who lost three fingers in July.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and actor Danny Glover are coming to Mississippi to help bring attention to what organizers call poor working conditions at Nissan’s manufacturing plant in Canton.
Nearly 4 million Nissan cars are being recalled due to major safety problems where passenger air bags or seat belts could fail in a crash, leading to serious injuries or fatalities.
The National Labor Relations Board is charging Nissan Motor Co. and a contract worker agency with violating workers’ rights at the company’s Mississippi plant.
Nissan Motor Co. is donating $500,000 to help fund exhibits and a dining area at two Mississippi history museums being built in downtown Jackson.
Nissan Motor Co. says it wants to produce 507,000 vehicles a year at its Mississippi plant by 2017.