UAW meets with Nissan auto workers in Smyrna

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The United Auto Workers Union is laying the groundwork for a possible third union representation vote at the Nissan plant in Smyrna.

Plant employees turned down the union by a 2-1 margin in 2001. A 1989 UAW attempt to organize the plant also failed.

The Tennessean reported hundreds of Nissan workers attended meetings Tuesday at the Smyrna Town Center, at which union representatives made their case.

UAW representative Gary Casteel said Smyrna Nissan workers contacted the union and asked for a new drive at the plant, probably because of an effort to organize Nissan's plant in Canton, Miss.

Nissan spokesman Justin Saia said employees are well paid and enjoy good job security. He said the decision about who represents them is theirs to make


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