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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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 91 158 16,219
MORTGAGES 98 179 18,735
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 13 36 2,497
BUILDING PERMITS 136 349 33,738
BANKRUPTCIES 63 115 10,429
BUSINESS LICENSES 30 47 5,350
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 24 53 6,326
MARRIAGE LICENSES 19 52 3,563