UAW Files Complaints After Workers Reject Union

Aug 9, 2017

Workers at a Nissan factory in Mississippi rejected an attempt to unionize their plant. The vote was 2,244 to 1,307 against unionizing. Right after losing the vote, the United Auto Workers union filed a large number of unfair labor practice complaints with the National Labor Relations Board. The complaints allege that “Nissan waged one of the most illegal and unethical anti-union campaigns” ever to dissuade workers from voting to join the UAW. A spokesman for Nissan said that the complaints “couldn’t be further from the truth” and that they were vague. The spokesman pointed out that the union failed to “name anyone by name” in its complaints. Nissan called on the UAW to “honor the results.” “The results spoke loud and clear on Friday. The vast majority of our employees have chosen to work directly with the company.”