The National Labor Relations Board went against Nissan Motor Co. in allegations that place the company at the hearth of anti-union efforts. In the meantime, Nissan plant workers are preparing to vote on whether the United Auto Workers should represent them or not. There will be around 3,700 workers in Canton who will decide on Thursday and Friday to join their trade union.
UAW Is Going to Hold Nissan Responsible for a Majority of Negative Votes for a Trade Union
The United Auto Workers or UAW has been held responsible for the decay of Detroit which used to be America’s fifth richest city per capita. The union group turned this city around drew it on the edge of bankruptcy. However, the same organization is now turning to Canton, Mississippi for their support.
On the other hand, UAW proved numerous times that it serves more the interests of officials than its members. A recent scandal placed a union vice president and an executive at Fiat Chrysler at the core of a theft. The illegal action stripped worker training funds of millions of dollars.
In light of these events, UAW might have another agenda as it pushes Nissan plant workers towards a trade union. Based on its past decisions, the organization’s mission is chasing power and influence rather than acting in the name of its members and helping them with wages and working conditions.
On Monday, UAW Secretary-Treasurer Gary Casteel published a sharp accusation towards Nissan’s efforts to impair unionization. He stated that a negative result of this week’s vote couldn’t reveal anything else but the machinations of the company.
“If we lose, it’s a direct result of the unlawful behavior and threatening and intimidating and coercing of workers.”
Nissan Has Until August 11 to Respond to UAW’s Allegations
On the other hand, Nissan responded to these allegations by highlighting its compliance with the law. Executive Rodney Francis claimed that there are no regulations to stop them from revealing their position. However, if Nissan doesn’t respond to these allegations by August 11, the issue could escalate for the two parties to appear in front of a court.
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