May 2, 2014 -
Frustrated with the weakness of U.S. labor laws, the United Auto Workers is appealing to the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the U.S. State Department to ensure a fair union election at the giant Nissan plant in Canton, MS.
March 3, 2014 -
Some people might think the UAW's recent narrow loss at the VW plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. derailed the union's organizing effort at the Nissan plant in Canton, Miss. But workers there point out that their situation -- with a majority-black workforce drawing on a civil rights legacy -- is different.
May 22, 2013 -
While fighting a union at its plant in Canton, Miss., Nissan makes a big gift to the Evers Institute -- perhaps forgetting that civil rights martyr Medgar Evers was a big union supporter.
March 4, 2013 -
What was true for the civil rights movement in the 1960s is true for the labor movement today: Any social movement in the South needs religion as part of its DNA if it's going to succeed.
January 31, 2013 -
A gathering at historically black Tougaloo College in Jackson, Miss. this week to support workers' organizing efforts at a nearby Nissan plant felt like an old-time revival meeting. Was it signaling the revival of the labor movement in the region and beyond?
November 1, 2012 -
Inspired by the likes of Martin Luther King Jr. and A. Philip Randolph, the Mississippi Student Justice Alliance was formed to help workers at the giant Nissan plant in Canton, Miss. unionize and to educate young people about labor issues.
August 13, 2012 -
When the CIO launched a campaign to organize Southern workers in 1946, the region's elite fought back by exploiting fears about race and communism -- and fear remains the biggest obstacle to organizing today, as the UAW's campaign to unionize Nissan's Canton, Miss. plant shows.