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UAW Files for Union Election at Nissan Plant in Mississippi

July 10, 2017, 10:18 PM

The United Auto Workers filed a petition July 10 to represent some 6,400 Nissan Motor Co. employees at a Mississippi plant, following years of contentious organizing.

The National Labor Relations Board’s regional office in New Orleans told Bloomberg News it received the UAW request to hold a representation election for Nissan workers. The UAW, which has tried to organize workers at the Canton, Miss., plant since the early 2000s, scheduled a press conference on July 11 to provide details on the campaign.

The union has struggled for decades to win representation at a Southern manufacturing facility.

“While it is ultimately ...