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Report Outlines How Nissan in Canton Violates Workers’ Human Rights Standards to Organize and Bargain Collectively (USA)

Author: Derrick Johnson (Mississippi National Association for the Advancement of Colored People NAACP) & Lance Compa (international labour law scholar) - report commissioned by United Auto Workers (UAW), Published on: 8 October 2013

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Nissan to respond. Nissan response provided] A...report by Mississippi NAACP President Derrick Johnson and international labor law expert Lance Compa...shows that Nissan in Canton, Miss., is in violation of international labor standards on freedom of association through its aggressive interference with workers trying to exercise their fundamental right to organize a union...["I]n the Canton plant, Nissan has launched an aggressive campaign of fear and intimidation to nullify these rights,” said Johnson. “Our research shows that Nissan is not living up to the standards of worker treatment enshrined in International Labor Organization (ILO) core labor standards, UN human rights principles, and other international norms. It also belies Nissan’s own public commitments to honor international standards through its membership in the United Nations Global Compact,” said Compa...“Workers’ descriptions of how they are treated behind the walls of the massive Nissan plant in Canton, Miss., affirm that Nissan is systematically interfering with the internationally recognized right to form a union.”

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Related companies: Nissan