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Nissan refuses mediation of union complaints on Miss. plant

JACKSONnissan-logo — Nissan Motor Co. has declined U.S. State Department mediation of its dispute with the United Autoworkers over the union’s attempts to organize Nissan’s Mississippi plant.

The UAW and the IndustriALL Global Union federation asked the State Department for mediation in April. That mediation could only happen if Nissan agreed, and the State Department announced Jan. 30 that Nissan had refused.

Nissan says it prefers to rely on U.S. laws covering unionization.

The UAW claims Nissan is violating worker rights under international laws and appealed to the State Department as the American contact point for the multinational Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

It’s the latest move in an ongoing struggle by the UAW to unionize the plant’s 6,000 workers. No petition for a union election has been filed.



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  1. joneal4@gmail.com

    “U.S. laws” are Mississippi laws, and they are the anti-union laws that the company moved here for.

  2. Good for Nissan. Unions are EVIL. Workers already have the legal right to not be abused or forced to do anything illegal, regardless of unions. They also have the right to seek employment elsewhere.

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