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Mississippi's Nissan Factory Auto Workers
Bring Message of Worker's Justice
. Raphael Martinez, auto worker Canton, Mississippi
. James Brown, auto worker Canton, Mississippi
The United Auto Workers union launched a major union drive at the transplant Nissan factory, in Canton, Mississippi in the heart of the anti-union South. The Canton plant, with 3000 workers has wage
disparities with other Nissan plants, serious discord over limited and onerous health benefits policies and is employing growing numbers of temporary workers, creating a two-tier wage and benefit system to both super exploit the part-time workers and undermine maintenance of a full-time work force's wages and benefits. Nissan has interrogated workers about their involvement in organizing and forced them to attend anti-union meetings several times a week and try to scare the workers intimating that if they unionize the plant could close and they would lose their jobs. But, the workers from this plant that can build 400,000 vehicles per year are building support for worker justice, both nationally and internationally
Good Jobs First - Nissan
This mini documentary produced by the UAW features the unionization struggle of Nissan workers in Mississippi featuring the voices rank and file Nissan UAW members with Mississippi Congressperson Bennie
Thompson, Actor Activist Danny Glover, and Derrick Johnson, President of the Mississippi NAACP..
produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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