August 1997: The union opens another campaign, this time enlisting organizing help from UAW members at General Motors' nearby Saturn Corp. The effort dissolves before a vote is requested.
August 2000: Organizers appear around Smyrna, telling employees the union will take the automaker by surprise and call for a quick election. The campaign ends with no election.
August 2001: A committee of Nissan workers petitions for an election to be held as soon as possible. The National Labor Relations Board typically schedules elections six weeks after such a petition is filed.