UAW Voted Down in Smyrna What appeared to be a legitimate chance to organize workers at Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp.’s Smyrna, TN, assembly plant crumbles into another humiliating defeat for the United Auto Workers union after hourly workers reject unionization by more than a 2:1 margin. Some 3,103 of 4,589 eligible workers cast ballots Oct. 3 under the watchful eye of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). UAW leaders blame the loss on company intimidation of workers, even alleging the ...

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