Union eyed by workers at Canton’s Nissan auto plant
Published: June 4,2012
Congressman Bennie Thompson called a news conference Sunday to say he supports workers’ right to form a union.
Employees said they approached the United Auto Workers about starting a union at the Nissan plant.
The UAW has tried in the past to unionize workers at Nissan’s plant in Smyrna, Tenn., and at other foreign-owned auto plants in the South.
State NAACP president Derrick Johnson said his organization also stands behind workers’ right to unionize, “because it’s the right thing to do.”
The National Labor Relations Board said Friday no petition has been filed seeking a union vote in Canton.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
Still planning that summer vacation?
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- Seafood R’evolution set to make Mississippi ‘the new culinary epicenter of the South’
- Yarber could be sworn in today as new Jackson mayor
- After review, MSU moves forward on new research facility
- Pharma Pac lays off rest of workers; could end up owing state
- Ole Miss launches commitment to be 'climate neutral'
- SpaceX, Stennis officially open new rocket test stand
- Gulf LNG terminal mulling export opportunities
- Acco Brands investing $1.6M, adding 162 workers
- Secretary of State's Office transitioning to new location