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Why Did Nissan Workers Vote No? 2017-08-12 [Labour Notes]

UAW Confront Renewed Resistance In The South 2017-08-11 [CO NPR]

Labor Lessons from Canton 2017-08-08 [Ricochet]

UAW loses Nissan vote in face of threats and intimidation 2017-08-07 [IndustriALL]

*Nissan, you made us mad*: Union promises to fight defeat 2017-08-07 [Guardian]

UAW accuses Nissan of scare tactics in big loss in organizing drive 2017-08-06 [NY Times]

Nissan workers reject UAW in crucial vote 2017-08-05 [USAToday]

Nissan workers in the South reject UAW, two to one 2017-08-05 [NY Times]

Bernie Sanders and DNC chair Tom Perez attack Nissan for anti-union campaign 2017-08-04 [Wash Post]

A Fight for Civil and Labor Rights: Union Vote Looms at Nissan 2017-08-04 [NBC]

Workers at Nissan plant casting ballots on union 2017-08-04 [Wash Post]

Workers at Mississippi Nissan plant casting ballots on union 2017-08-04 [The National Post]

Sign here! Tell Nissan to respect workers' freedom to collectively bargain on the job! 2017-08-04 [AFL-CIO]

Sanders Rips 'Greedy' Nissan, Backs Workers' Union Effort 2017-08-04 [Common Dreams]

Nissan attacked for one of 'nastiest anti-union campaigns' in modern US history 2017-08-02 [The Guardian]

Nissan workers deserve a voice 2017-08-03 [USA Today]

Bernie Sanders: Nissan dispute could go down as most vicious anti-union crusade in decades 2017-08-03 [The Guardian]

NLRB lodges charge at Nissan ahead of union vote 2017-08-02 [USAToday]

Auto Workers' Union Rolls the Dice at Nissan's Canton Plant 2017-08-02 [Reuters]

Racially Charged Nissan Vote Is a Test for U.A.W. in the South 2017-08-02 [NYTimes]

As MS union vote nears, labor board says Nissan broke law For more info 2017-08-02 [Dispatch]

As vote nears, Labor Board says Nissan broke law 2017-08-01 [Clarion-Ledger]

Nissan Launches Anti-Union Blitz Ahead Of Pivotal UAW Election 2017-07-31 [Huffington Post]

Tell Nissan: Anti-Union Intimidation is Unacceptable! 2017-07-25 [Jobs with Justice]

Former contract workers key in Nissan union vote 2017-07-25 [ABC]

Nissan ramps up anti-union push 2017-07-24 [Arkansas Online]

Nissan workers hope for historic win in 14-year fight to unionize 2017-07-24 [Guardian]

UAW, Nissan in game of chicken for worker votes 2017-07-23 [Philadelphia Tribune]

UAW play for Nissan workers in the South understandable, but not guaranteed 2017-07-22 [MI PR]

UAW President Accuses Nissan of Intimidating Workers 2017-07-22 [WardsAuto]

UAW Makes Second Run in Right-to-Work South 2017-07-21 [Wash Free Beacon]

UAW: U.S. Nissan workers would vote for union right now 2017-07-21 [Reuters]

Nissan union vote set for Aug 3-4 2017-07-18 [UAW]

Analysis: Civil rights, outsiders, France influence UAW vote 2017-07-17 [Sacramento Bee]

 VIDEO UAW petitions for union vote at Nissan plant 2017-07-13 [CBS]

U.A.W. Says Nissan Workers Seek a Union Vote 2017-07-13 [NYTimes]

Time for a union at Nissan US plant 2017-07-12 [IndustriALL]

U.A.W. Says Nissan Workers Seek a Union Vote in Mississippi 2017-07-12 [NYT]

Time to stand up for workers' rights in Mississippi 2017-04-08 [hattiesburgamerican]

Nissan declines talks with union after Mar 4 rally healined by Bernie Sanders 2017-03-24 [St Louis Post-Dispatch]

Labor Voices: Nissan rejects dialogue with workers 2017-03-22 [Detroit News]

March On Mississippi: Nissan Workers Demand Union Rights 2017-03-06 [WIN]

Bernie Sanders, Danny Glover: Union workers have it better 2017-03-06 [ABC]

Bernie Sanders, Nina Turner, Civil Rights Leaders Demand Workers' Rights at Nissan Factory 2017-03-06 [Common Dreams]

Bernie Sanders and Danny Glover Join Saturday March on Mississippi in Solidarity with Nissan Workers 2017-03-06 [AFL-CIO]

Nissan accused of illegally blocking union activity at MS plant ahead of major rally 2017-03-06 [Japan Times]

Nissan accused of wrongly blocking union activity at plant 2017-03-06 [Washington Post]

Bernie Sanders backs unionization campaign as Democrats draft populist agenda 2017-03-06 [Washington Post]

Live Stream & blog: March on Mississippi! 2017-03-06 [UAW]

Danny Glover marches with workers trying to organize at NIssan plant 2017-03-05 [Colorlines]

This month in labour history

3-08-1981 The PATCO strike begins, effectively shutting down air travel in the US. 2 days later President Reagan fired 11,000 air traffic controllers and broke the union. [more]

4-08-1997 185,000 members of the Teamsters begin a successful 15-day strike at UPS. [more]

7-08-1890 Birth of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, IWW organiser and founder of the ACLU. [more]

7-08-1919 Actors Equity becomes a recognised union after stagehands honour actors' picket lines. [more]

10-08-1935 Transport workers in New York descend on a courthouse with money from their own pockets to bail out Mike Quill, their president, arrested after attending a picket line. [more]

17-08-1918 95 members of the IWW were jailed for resistance to the First World War. [more]

25-08-1925 The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, led by A. Phillip Randolph, is founded. [more]

25-08-1950 President Truman ordered the federal government to seize control of the railroads in order to prevent a planned strike by 1.7m union members. [more]

29-08-1921 West Virginia miners marching to free their imprisoned comrades face state forces and private detectives in the five-day "Battle of Blair Mountain." [more]