Nashville Protest Supports Mississippi Nissan Workers

Posted at 8:18 PM, Apr 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-02 00:16:54-04

A group took to the streets in downtown Nashville in protest of what they're calling workers rights violations at a Nissan plant in Mississippi.

Saturday's protest came just one month after The March on Mississippi was held in support of Nissan workers in Canton, Mississippi.

According to the group, roughly 5,000 workers at the Mississippi plant have been working in unsafe conditions and face threats when they report the safety violations.

A 14-year veteran who worked at the plant was in Nashville Saturday. That worker said the workers have been wanting to unionize.

Nissan released a statement in response to the protest:

“Nissan's history reflects that we truly value our employees and respect their right to decide who should represent them. Nissan Canton and Smyrna employees enjoy good, stable, safe jobs with some of the highest wages and strongest benefits in Mississippi and Tennessee. The allegations being made by the union against Nissan are completely unfounded.”