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VOL. 132 | NO. 151 | Tuesday, August 1, 2017

As Mississippi Vote Nears, Labor Board Says Nissan Broke Law

By JEFF AMY, Associated Press

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – With a union election scheduled this week, the National Labor Relations Board is again charging that Nissan Motor Co. violated workers' rights at its Mississippi plant.

The board said Friday that a supervisor on March 30 threatened employees by saying they would lose money or the plant would close if workers supported unionization. The claim amends an earlier complaint. No hearing is yet scheduled.

Nissan denies the charge.

The allegations predate employees filing for this week's vote on whether the United Auto Workers should represent 3,700 workers in Canton. UAW Secretary-Treasurer Gary Casteel says Nissan continues behaving illegally to intimidate workers. The union hasn't filed new charges with the labor board.

Plant human resources director Rodney Francis denies Nissan acts illegally, saying Nissan may communicate its anti-union position to workers.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 83 405 4,276
MORTGAGES 104 424 4,814
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 68 749
BUILDING PERMITS 148 883 10,151
BANKRUPTCIES 53 264 3,149
BUSINESS LICENSES 46 201 2,092
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 21 122 1,246
MARRIAGE LICENSES 20 94 808