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Saturday, June 2, 2012

UAW tries to organize Nissan plant in Mississippi

June 1, 2012, 7:47 p.m. CDT AP JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The United Auto Workers may be stepping up efforts to organize workers at Nissan Motor Co.'s auto plant in Mississippi. Democratic U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, of Bolton, is among those scheduled to speak Sunday at a news conference in Canton, home of the 3,300-worker assembly plant.

The event is meant to support workers seeking an election to organize a union. The UAW has tried unsuccessfully in the past to unionize workers at Nissan's plant in Smyrna, Tenn., and at other foreign-owned auto plants in the South. However, Nissan spokesman Dave Reuter said Friday that no union election has been held at the Canton plant since it opened in 2003. Full Story

For Common Sense Counsel (with Korean translation) on how to prepare for such organizational efforts click here.