Nissan Mississippi Union 2017 : UAW accuses Nissan Motor of violating labor law

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Nissan Mississippi Union 2017 : Labor union, United Auto Workers (UAW) is alleging that automobile manufacturer Nissan Motors has violated the federal labor law through its anti-union campaign.

The development comes even as ballots are being counted in the Mississippi Nissan plant in an election that will decide whether the employees at the factory will be represented by the UAW or not.

Immediately after the polls were completed at 7:00 PM, the UAW took the matter to the National Labor Relations Board filing charges against Nissan Motor, reported the Associated Press.

The voting took place for two days involving 3,700 workers at Nissan Canton plant in Mississippi State.

It is learnt that UAW’s complaint would not impact the counting of votes with manages and union leaders anticipating the results to come out on Friday night.

Nissan Union Election 2017 : UAW supporters in action

Nissan Union Election 2017 : UAW supporters in action. Photo courtesy of UAW.

In case, the UAW loses the election and the National Labor Relations Board rules in favor of the labor union’s charges, then a fresh election can be ordered by the board.

Nissan Motors has been issued a complaint by the labor board which alleges violations of other labor laws that occurred before the election. However, a judge is yet to pass a ruling on the alleged violations.

One of the allegations from UAW is that Nissan Motors had produced a faulty list of worker contact details which was refuted by the company spokeswoman Parul Bajaj who stated: “The UAW is again launching baseless and unsubstantiated allegations against Nissan Canton in a desperate, last-minute attempt to undermine the integrity of the secret ballot voting process.”

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