WASHINGTON-- Our Revolution on Saturday released the following statement after it was announced Nissan workers in Canton, Mississippi would not be forming a union:
“We are disappointed that Nissan's workers in Mississippi will not yet enjoy the opportunities and benefits that come with union representation. Unionization is a proven catalyst for social, racial, and economic justice -- which is why Our Revolution will continue to fight for hard working people across the nation striving to organize,” said Our Revolution President Nina Turner. “We stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the struggle, because we believe that when people come together and stand up for what they believe in, we can truly change the world.”
Our Revolution supported Canton workers by calling on members to sign letters to Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn and sharing videos on social media calling on Nissan to allow a fair vote. In March, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, Our Revolution President Nina Turner, and actor and activist Danny Glover participated in the March on Mississippi to fight alongside Nissan workers.
Larry Cohen, Our Revolution Chairman and former president of the Communications Workers of America from 2005 through 2015 added, “Renault-Nissan management, now the largest car producer in the world, has singled out its U.S. workforce in Mississippi and Tennessee with fierce anti-union campaigning. In Nissan’s 42 other plants, from Asia to Latin America to Europe, management is neutral. While management may have won today, we stand ready to continue the battle that management remain neutral and end their threats of job loss when workers demand to have a voice."