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JACK WEATHERLY — Nissan march: running on fumes

A rally was staged Saturday in Canton to protest conditions at the gleaming-white, mile-long Nissan plant. The creation of 6,400 superior jobs does present some situations. Granted, losing fingers in on the job is bad, but, sadly, things like that happen in heavy industry. And keeping the line moving when an employee passes out on the plant floor and later ...

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French official visits Mississippi to push for unionizing Nissan

Associated Press A French parliamentarian is visiting Mississippi as part of an effort to pressure Nissan Motor Co. to allow workers at its Canton plant to organize a union. Christian Hutin, deputy chairman of the Social Affairs Commission of the French National Assembly, met Tuesday with workers, lawmakers and other supporters of the United Autoworkers efforts to unionize the plant’s 6,200 ...

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Stacey Pickering: Nissan has lived up to its promises

Statement from Stacey E. Pickering, State Auditor A Washington, D.C. based organization called Good Jobs First recently released a false and misleading report funded by the United Auto Workers concerning the Nissan plant in Canton. Unfortunately, the report was short on facts and long on estimates. As the UAW has continuously been unsuccessful over the past decade in unionizing workers at the ...

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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 Altima sedan, the Frontier and ...

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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 Auto Workers about starting a ...

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UAW selling Ford stock warrants

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 the trust to help the ...

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