Nissan Rejects Union

August 7th, 2017

Nissan Rejects Union

Nissan workers at the plant in Canton, MS, held a vote Thursday, August 3 and Friday, August 4 to decide whether or not to unionize. According to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), there was a 97% turnout of 3,551 workers who voted. The results:

Voted NO 63% 2,244
Voted YES 37% 1,307

The Mississippi Manufacturers Association (MMA) strongly opposed the United Auto Workers’ (UAW) effort to unionize Nissan. Mississippi is a right to work state. The MMA believes that Nissan has an excellent track record regarding wages and benefits for their employees. Clearly, Nissan’s employees believe that as well. Nissan’s Canton plant has contributed to Mississippi’s economy, created 6,400 direct jobs and over 18,000 additional jobs in our state, produced more than 3 million vehicles, and has given back to the community by donating more than $13.6 million to local charities and education based organizations.

MMA applauds Nissan’s workers for standing with Nissan and supports them as they continue to keep manufacturing strong in Mississippi!

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