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UAW takes Nissan to court, accusing it of playing dirty 2017-10-04 [Biz Live]

UAW Accuses Nissan Of Illegally Surveilling Workers Involved With Union Activity 2017-09-30 [Jalopnik]

UAW Alleges Nissan Surveils Workers at Plant Where Union Failed 2017-09-30 [Newsmax]

Canton swarmed by record-setting crowd for Labor Day festival 2017-09-06 [Mountaineer]

UAW’s loss at Nissan auto plant masks genuine progress for organized labor 2017-08-23 [Conversation]

Labor Voices: Nissan union vote was influenced 2017-08-23 [Detroit News]

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]

This month in labour history

2-10-2007 Starbucks Workers Union baristas at an outlet in East Grand Rapids, Mich., organized by the Wobblies, win their grievances after the National Labor Relations Board cites the company for labor law violations, including threats against union activists. [more]

3-10-1932 The state militia is called in after 164 high school students in Kincaid, Ill., go on strike when the school board buys coal from the scab Peabody Coal Co. [more]

9-10-2003 Chicago sanitation workers end a nine-day strike, winning a 28% pay rise. [more]

9-10-1888 United Hebrew Trades founded in New York by socialist shirt-maker Morris Hillquit. [more]

10-10-1933 Four workers are killed by cotton growers during a strike in Pixley, California. [more]

11-10-1873 The Miners’ National Association is formed in Youngstown, Ohio, with the goal of uniting all miners, regardless of skill or ethnic background. [more]

13-10-1934 American Federation of Labor votes to boycott German good to protest Nazi policies. [more]

15-10-1914 President Woodrow Wilson signs the Clayton Antitrust Act, often referred to as "Labor’s Magna Carta,"establishing that unions are not conspiracies under the law. [more]

16-10-1859 John Brown leads anti-slavery raid on Harper's Ferry. [more]

17-10-1939 Labor activist Warren Billings is released from California's Folsom Prison. Along with Thomas J. Mooney, Billings had been pardoned for a 1916 conviction stemming from a bomb explosion during a San Francisco Preparedness Day parade. [more]

18-10-1927 IWW Colorado Mine strike; first time all coal fields are out. [more]

19-10-1980 The J.P. Stevens textile company is forced to sign its first union contract after a 17-year struggle in North Carolina and other southern states. [more]

20-10-1926 Eugene V. Debs, leading American Socialist and trade unionist, dies. [more]

21-10-1902 In the United States, a five-month strike by United Mine Workers ends. [more]

22-10-1887 John Reed, the author of Ten Days That Shook the World, is born. [more]

25-10-1949 Longshore workers in Hawaii win a strike for pay parity with their colleagues on the mainland. [more]

27-10-1951 The National Negro Labor Council is formed in Cincinnati to unite black workers in the struggle for full economic, political and social equality. [more]

30-10-1986 Ed Meese, attorney general in the Ronald Reagan administration, urges employers to begin spying on workers "in locker rooms, parking lots, shipping and mail room areas and even the nearby taverns" to try to catch them using drugs. [more]

31-10-1891 Tennessee sends in leased convict laborers to break a coal miners strike in Anderson County. The miners revolted, burned the stockades, and sent the captured convicts by train back to Knoxville [more]