According to a report released this week, Nissan has allegedly violated international labor standards by using what the report describes as anti-union tactics at its Canton, Miss., plant.
The report, published by Mississippi NAACP President Derrick Johnson and international labor law scholar Lance Compa, accuses Nissan of threatening employees who want to unionize and intimidating them in one-on-one meetings between workers and management.
The company’s alleged anti-union tactics are chronicled in extensive detail in the 46-page report. The tactics include mandatory “captive audience” meetings, individual sessions with supervisors, closed-circuit television presentations, surveillance and interrogations. The authors of the report say “Nissan management has relentlessly and repeatedly implied to its workforce that the plant faces the risk of closing down if the workers decide to have a union.”