Posts Tagged ‘UAW’

CARTOON: Nobile’s take on unions in Mississippi

by Published: October 18,2013

Tags: Business, CARTOONS, Mississippi, Nissan, Toyota, UAW, unions

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Nissan is set to manufacture Sentra in Mississippi plant

CANTON — Nissan will start making the Sentra sedan in December at its plant in Canton, company officials said Thursday. The Japanese automaker will hire another 1,000 workers at the plant north of Jackson, bringing its worker total to nearly 5,000. The Sentra will be the seventh model produced at the plant, along with the […] [...]

Ricky Nobile – June 11, 2012

by Published: June 10,2012

Tags: automotive industry, Bennie Thompson, Nissan, UAW

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MBJ Editorial: UAW foothold in Mississippi would be bad for business

Congressman Bennie Thompson held a news conference recently to say he supports workers’ rights for a union. Well, we support that right, too. But that doesn’t mean it will be a good thing for all of Mississippi if the United Auto Workers convinces folks to start a union at the Nissan auto plant in Canton. […] [...]

Union eyed by workers at Canton’s Nissan auto plant

CANTON — Elected officials and Nissan workers gathered in Canton over the weekend to discuss what it would take to establish a labor union at the plant. Congressman Bennie Thompson called a news conference Sunday to say he supports workers’ right to form a union. >> RELATED: Poll Question Employees said they approached the United […] [...]

UAW selling Ford stock warrants

by Published: March 29,2010

Tags: automakers, automobile industry, Ford, labor, UAW

The United Auto Workers (UAW) union is hoping to raise at least $1.3 billion for its retiree health trust by selling all of its 362 million warrants for Ford Motor Co. stock. The trust got the warrants in Dec. 2009 as part of the UAW’s contract with the automaker. The automaker and union agreed to […] [...]

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