With Nissan expansion, UAW position grows even weaker

The announcement this week that the Nissan auto plant in Canton would be expanding their operations by building a new supplier park that will create 800 new jobs — 400 in the supplier park and 400 new jobs hired since June 1 at the Nissan plant — should be another blow to the ongoing United Auto Workers union push there.

That’s on top of the current 5,200 jobs the Nissan plant has created.

The more than 1 million sq. ft. supplier park represents a Nissan investment of more than $50 million and is Nissan’s first major supplier park located in North America. The project is the result of a cooperative effort between Gov. Phil Bryant and the Mississippi Development Authority, the Mississippi Legislature, the Madison County Economic Development Authority and Nissan.

Sid Salter