Nissan workers reject UAW in Mississippi
Offering a tough blow to the United Auto Workers (UAW), workers at a Nissan manufacturing facility in Mississippi voted overwhelmingly against the proposal to join the labor union.
Nissan told reporters that workers at its Canton, Mississippi, assembly plant voted “no” to the proposal of joining the union by a nearly 2-to-1 margin. A total of 2,244 of Nissan workers voted no, while 1,307 voted ‘yes’ to the proposal of joining the UAW.
The workers decision marked another high-profile defeat for the UAW in the south, where it has struggled to convince workers of the merits of labor unions.
Nissan said in a statement, “With this vote, the voice of Nissan employees has been heard. They have rejected the UAW and chosen to self-represent, continuing the direct relationship they enjoy with the company. Now that the election is complete, Nissan will focus on … building great vehicles and writing our next chapter in Mississippi.”
The Japanese auto giant also expressed expectation that the UAW would respect the worker’s decision and cease its efforts to divide the Nissan family.
It was the third time in nearly twenty years that Nissan workers in the South have voted against the proposal of joining the UAW. Previously, workers at a Nissan plant in Tennessee voted against joining the union by significant margins in 1989 and 2001.
Internet search giant Google has confirmed that it has made a major update to its mobile search results pages to help users decide if a video brought up by the search engine is actually a video that they want to see.
Renowned luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz used the Monterey Car Week to introduce the world to its latest concept car -- the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet.
Google’s live TV streaming service “YouTube TV” is now available in 14 more cities in the United States. Combined with the fifteen cities already served, nearly 50 per cent of the American households can now subscribe to the service.
Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors has announced that it will occasionally roll out over-the-air software updates to offer slight tweaks and adding a few new features to existing functions.
Luxury car giant BMW new Z4 is said to be a reincarnation of the first Z3 roadster that was produced at the company’s Spartanburg, South Carolina-based manufacturing facility in the mid 1990s.
Seeking to catch up to Tesla and other rivals, South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Company has decided to place electric vehicles at the center of its product strategy.