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Automakers have battled hard to keep organized labor from gaining traction in the South. Mostly, they've won. But Nissan has been accused of fighting dirty.
As Toyota and Mazda begin to scour the United States for where to put the first auto assembly plant announced under President Trump, one state looks like a frontrunner: Mississippi.
This week's vote at Nissan's Canton, Miss., assembly plant comes as the UAW and National Labor Relations Board accuse the automaker of violating labor law. But the UAW has its own problems.
I have worked for Nissan Canton for 14 years. I went there for better pay and benefits. From day one, the UAW has been trying to get their greedy hands in the door.
Workers could vote as early as July 31 on whether to unionize the 6,400-worker Nissan plant in Canton, Miss.
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