Danny Glover backs union protest against Canton Nissan

Danny Glover

By Monica Land

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

Danny Glover

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.”

Nissan’s 3.5 million square foot facility opened in 2003 and has helped attract millions of investments and jobs throughout the state.

Reportedly, they have more than 4,000 employees.

The plant assembles the Titan and Frontier pickups, Armada and Xterra SUVs, Altima sedan and two Nissan vans. They will start assembly of the Murano by 2014.

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