JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board is charging Nissan Motor Co. and a contract worker agency with violating workers’ rights at the company’s Mississippi plant. Filed Monday, the charges claim Nissan illegally stifled workers’ right to wear pro-union or anti-union clothing when it created a uniform policy in 2014 for its manufacturing […]
October is Hispanic Heritage Month By Ayesha K. Mustafaa Editor October is Hispanic Heritage Month, and a festival celebrating this rapidly growing sector of not only American society but also Mississippi’s population is one of the highlights during this month for Jackson. Yet, some still ask, “What is Latinfest?” Jessica Gordon, Latinfest organizer and Latin […]
The Mississippi Link Newswire Nissan and BankPlus announced August 31, 2015 that the companies will award 34 grants totaling $89,360 to fund creative educational projects taught by teachers in the Canton and Madison County school districts. The Nissan/BankPlus Education Mini-Grant Program, administered by the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson, has awarded $560,000 to local schools […]
CANTON, Miss. (AP) – Nissan Motor Co. is donating $500,000 to help fund exhibits and a dining area at two Mississippi history museums being built in downtown Jackson. The Japanese automaker made the announcement Monday at its Canton plant, along with former Mississippi governors, William Winter and Ronnie Musgrove. The Museum of Mississippi History and […]
CANTON, Mississippi (AP) — The old shipping racks at the Nissan Motor Co. supplier say “Topre, Cullman, AL.” The new ones say “Topre, Canton, MS.” That’s because Topre America’s robots, tended by 165 employees, are now welding together support frames for trucks inside a Mississippi facility that’s a long walk from where Nissan assembles them. […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Nissan announced Saturday that it is recalling more than 52,000 vehicles for passenger air bags that can explode with too much force and send shards of metal into the passenger compartment. The vehicles have air bag systems made by troubled Japanese supplier Takata Corp. The Nissan recalls are among nearly 8 […]
DETROIT -(AP) – The U.S. government is telling 3 million more car owners to get their air bags repaired immediately, but its message has generated some confusion about which cars are actually affected. The government’s auto safety agency is now warning 7.8 million car owners that inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing […]
By Ayesha K. Mustafaa
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.”….