The United Auto Workers (UAW), most recently in the news for their high-profile election loss at Volkswagen, asked the U.S. State Department to step in and mediate the UAW’s dispute with Nissan. In a short statement, UAW president Bob King further criticized Nissan, alleging that the carmaker has thwarted employee efforts to unionize at its Canton, MS facility. The State Department now has three months to determine whether assisting with the dispute is appropriate. However, even if the State Department wades into the fray, Nissan must still agree to sit down and mediate.
More on this story can be found here:
- UAW seeks US State Dept. help in Mississippi spat with Nissan-Reuters
- Workers and UAW Turn To OECD In Nissan Dispute-Manufacturing Business Technology
- UAW seeks mediation to settle dispute with Nissan in Mississippi-The Detroit Free Press