Three Strikes and They’re Out, At Least for Now: Union Loses Vote in Mississippi

By Hilary Atkins posted 08-30-2017 10:08 AM


Once again, workers in a Nissan plant in Mississippi voted firmly against union representation by the United Auto Workers (UAW). On August 3, by a vote of 2,344 to 1,307, Nissan’s production and maintenance employees soundly reject the UAW. This is the third, but maybe not the final time.

Over the years, the UAW has invested heavily in trying to bring organized labor into Mississippi, and had brought in actors (Danny Glover) and politicians (Bernie Sanders) to help swing the vote in favor of union infiltration.

UAW has also filed numerous legal actions on unfair labor practices against Nissan, including employee intimidation and other misconduct by the company, which they allege would justify setting aside the election result.

For now, however, Nissan’s operations in Mississippi remain union-free.