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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:05 PM

 

UAW: Nissan threatens shutdown

Source: Detroit Free Press

The UAW, trying a third time to organize Nissan's U.S. workers, accused Japan's second-largest automaker of threatening to shut its Canton, Miss., factory before it allows the union in.

"At Nissan in Mississippi, they're threatening workers there that they're going to close the plant and that's baloney," UAW President Bob King said in an interview Tuesday. Nissan workers are "being lied to by the American management. The American management violates workers' rights every day."


Read more: http://www.freep.com/article/20130214/BUSINESS01/302140171/UAW-Nissan-threatens-shutdown

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:03 PM

1. I'm a devoted Nissan owner

and this SUCKS!!

Shame on you, Nissan!

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Response to BuddhaGirl (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 07:45 PM

3. Why would a Democrat be a devoted buyer of non-union-made cars

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when so many good alternatives made by UAW labor exist?

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Response to Codeine (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:41 PM

7. Cmon ....

How do you know she didnt buy it used from an American seller ?

I bought a 1990 Toyota Camry in 2006 with 100,000 miles .... for $1400.00 .... Toyota didnt get that money .... That Camry now has 160,000 and kickin good ....

You got a problem with that ? .... Should I have bought a 90 Ford Taurus with 100,000 miles ? ... We BOTH know Ford's rarely last beyond 120,000 ....

While I support UNIONIZED manufacturing, and would love to buy a 'brand new car' from a union shop - I simply dont have that kind of money .... Who does ?

You have no idea if that car was bought new or used .... You owe an apology ...

Signed,
Proud Union Worker for 24 years ....

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Response to Trajan (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 02:55 PM

12. It's amazing how people jump to conclusions

isn't it?

Thanks for your post - and I am a staunch union supporter :-D

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Response to Codeine (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 02:59 PM

13. Is *everything* you buy, union-made?

I certainly hope so, given your assumptions.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:13 PM

2. No plans to buy Nissans in our future.

 

Fuck Nissan.

Take their shit back to Japan.

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Response to Hard Assets (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:19 AM

9. I own a 2009 Nissan Altima... POS

I'll never buy another Nissan product, and if they close the plant, I'll sell the one I have now.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 08:30 PM

4. The sooner workers in the Southern states get organized, the better for everybody.

Too many conservative Southern workers have bought into the "Unions bad" bullshit for too long. Here's hoping they'll get tired of cutting off their noses to spite their faces.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:20 PM

5. And too many people have offered the lame 'made in the USA' excuse for buying imports

To justify their purchases. I have a friend who works for the UAW and has made three trips to MS to try and help them organize. They are terrified of losing their jobs - which they are routinely threatened with if they're seen talking to union organizers.

Those plants were built in RTW states for a reason.

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Response to 1gobluedem (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:24 PM

6. The workers are also voters. They can be instrumental in getting those laws overturned.

But they have to become informed, and then cast informed votes. They need to quit voting for the creeps who hold them back just because those creeps promise to outlaw abortion or something...

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:11 AM

8. Okay. That helps: I was considering buying a Nissan. Not anymore.

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Response to lexw (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:21 AM

10. I owned Hondas before I bought a Nissan.

My 2009 Nissan can't even compare to my 1998 Accord. My local dealer is great, the car is just crap.

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Response to olddad56 (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:06 PM

11. Thx.

My Corolla has been awesome. Maybe I'll stick with Toyota or Honda.

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