After another failure in the South, Is the UAW relevant or is it obsolete?
Workers at the Nissan assembly plant in Mississippi have voted against forming a union. Another blow to decades of failure by UAW to organize foreign-owned auto plants workers in the South.
As Detroit “big three” continue to loose market share and close plants, the UAW suffered a powerful humiliation. Not even active support by Senator Bernie Sanders and the Democratic party chair Perez helped… Maybe hurt…? .”
Representatives of Nissan Motor Co. and the UAW said that 2,244 workers, or 62 percent, voted against the UAW, while 1,307, or 38 percent, favored the union.”
The UAW is: The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW). “It was founded as part of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) in the 1930s.
The UAW grew rapidly from 1936 to the 1950s.” Especially after the Flint sit-down in 1936/7.
Since the 1970s the UAW numbers are declining as is it’s influence.
The UAW has played a major role in supporting the Democratic party for years.
This vote has national implications beyond Nissan and Mississippi. It’s a reflection of change in America.