Miss. auto workers seek support in their campaign to unionize

Mississippi autoworkers and state NAACP officials came to Washington on Tuesday in a bid to win support for unionizing the Nissan plant in Canton.

“Our role is to make sure that we can be a voice for workers who, in many cases, cannot be a voice for themselves,” Derrick Johnson, president of the Mississippi NAACP, told reporters at the National Press Club.

Johnson called on Nissan to treat its U.S. workers with the same “respect and dignity” as the company treats its workers in Japan, South Africa, Brazil and other countries.

United Auto Workers has embarked on a major campaign to unionize the Mississippi plant.

Clarion Ledger
10/8/13