Actor joins union protesters at Detroit show
Published: January 15,2013
CANTON — Actor Danny Glover has joined supporters of unionization for workers at a Nissan Motor Co. assembly plant in Mississippi demonstrating outside the North American International Auto Show.
The Mississippi Alliance for Fairness at Nissan protested yesterday next to Detroit’s Cobo Center. The group says workers who show interest in organizing the Japanese carmaker’s plant in Canton are intimidated by management hints the plant would close if they unionize.
Nissan vice president David Reuter tells The Detroit News the allegations are false.
He says workers who wear anti-union T-shirts do so freely “as a show of support for the company.”
The shirts say: “Want a union? Move to Detroit.”
The plant assembles the Titan and Frontier pickups, Armada and Xterra SUVs, Altima sedan and two Nissan vans.
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