March 2, 2017 -
Hundreds of workers and civil rights advocates plan to march to the Nissan factory in Canton, Mississippi, this Saturday and call on the automaker to respect employees' right to a union election free from intimidation. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and actor and activist Danny Glover will lead the protest.
July 7, 2014 -
"Labor rights are civil rights" was the message of a June 27 pro-union rally attended by 400 students, activists, ministers and workers at the Nissan plant in Canton -- the culmination of the Mississippi Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Conference in nearby Jackson.
February 7, 2014 -
As workers at Nissan's plant in Canton, Miss. fight for the right to an intimidation-free union election, workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. prepare to vote in a secret-ballot election beginning Feb. 12.
June 10, 2013 -
Taxpayers help support companies that are hostile to worker organizing through economic development subsidies and also through social safety net programs such as Medicaid and food stamps.
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?