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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Nissan workers vote against union in Mississippi

Workers at a Nissan assembly plant in Mississippi have voted against forming a union, adding to decades of futility by United Auto Workers organizers at foreign-owned auto plants in the American South.

Representatives of Nissan Motor Co. and the UAW said late Friday that 2,244 workers, or 62 percent, voted against the UAW, while 1,307, or 38 percent, favored the union.

Company spokeswoman Parul Bajaj said employees' voice has been heard.

"They have rejected the UAW and chosen to self-represent, continuing the direct relationship they enjoy with the company," she said in a statement. "Our expectation is that the UAW will respect and abide by their decision and cease their efforts to divide our Nissan family."

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good for them!

Anonymous said...

There isn't anything wrong with unions until they get greedy which always seems to happen. The real problem seems to be that union leaders are a lot of times crooks.

Anonymous said...

8:07 - Unions also support political parties and individual politicians - most of whom are not liked by the members...but agree to foster union longevity (and the greedy union insiders).

Unions also make sure that people that get fired for incompetence and malfeasance don't lose their jobs...the VA director is a prime example of that.....

Anonymous said...

I believe unions have outlived their purpose. They were a good thing back in the day to prevent Industrialists from taking advantage of workers as "cheap" labor. I think unions today protect a number of folks who do as little as possible but get all the benefits. Should be a fair wage for a fair day's work.

Anonymous said...

Just a mild setback.. the union will not stop trying to gain control.. too much money is at stake.

Anonymous said...

SCABS!!!