Workers at Nissan in Canton gets star power support

March 9, 2017 in News

Nissan officials are not opposed to unions By Othor Cain Editor More than two-thousand people gathered in Canton, Mississippi, March 4, to show support and stand in solidarity with those […]

Sanders, Glover among thousands rallying at Nissan plant

March 6, 2017 in Business, News

CANTON, Miss. (AP) – Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders stood with thousands gathered at a pro-union rally near Nissan Motor Co.’s Canton plant, congratulating workers for their courage “in standing up […]

Danny Glover, Common and others come out and support Mississippi Nissan Workers (VIDEO)

March 24, 2014 in Business, Entertainment, News

The Mississippi Link Newswire (Jackson, Miss.) – Grammy award-winning singer and actor Common performed at Jackson State University last night in support of Mississippi Nissan workers as they expand their effort […]

Mississippi Alliance for Fairness at Nissan brings Danny Glover to town

January 31, 2013 in News, Top Stories

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa

Editor

Danny Glover came to town Tuesday night, Jan. 29, 2013, to join with the Mississippi Alliance for Fairness at Nissan (MAFFAN), the Mississippi Student Justice Alliance (MSJA) along with political, religious and community leaders from across the state.

The objective announced was to “build a growing coalition of Nissan workers and religious, civic, student and community groups to expand Nissan workers’ rights onto a global audience.”….

Danny Glover backs union protest against Canton Nissan

January 15, 2013 in Business, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Actor Danny Glover has joined supporters of unionization for workers at the Nissan Canton demonstrating outside the North American International Auto Show.

The Mississippi Alliance for Fairness at Nissan protested Monday next to Detroit’s Cobo Center, the Associated Press reported. The group says workers who show interest in organizing the Japanese carmaker’s plant in Canton, are intimidated by management hints the plant would close if they unionize.

Nissan Vice President David Reuter tells The Detroit News the allegations are false. He says workers who wear anti-union T-shirts do so freely “as a show of support for the company.” The shirts say: “Want a union? Move to Detroit.”