As clergy, elected leaders, racial justice advocates, students and Nissan owners, we are coming together to demand that Nissan stop abusing the labor and civil rights of its workers in Mississippi.
More than 5,000 Nissan auto workers—80 percent of them Black—in Canton, Miss., are forming a union to improve workplace safety, stop the mistreatment of temporary employees, gain a secure retirement, and get the respect and dignity they deserve.
The Coalition for Rights at Nissan supports these workers’ struggles because now more than ever we need companies like Nissan to recognize that workers’ rights are civil rights. A victory for justice in Mississippi is a win for justice in our communities. Take action now!
People get hurt too often at Nissan and these injuries can rob us of our ability to provide for our families. We’re forced to decide if we should work with an injury, or report it and potentially lose our jobs. It strips away your dignity to feel like the company values production numbers more than the safety of the people who make it successful.
– Ernest Whitfield, Canton, MS
Nissan’s misconduct has already drawn the attention of federal regulators:
And now Nissan’s anti-worker actions have our attention too.
Take action online and in your city.