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SALTER: Despite cloaking union push in Mississippi in civil rights, UAW prospects in Canton dim

By: Magnolia Tribune - February 24, 2014

SID SALTER: Even with stacked deck, UAW dealt stunning loss

Despite cloaking the union push in Mississippi in the political vestments of the civil rights movement, union organizers should expect to encounter similar organized opposition in Mississippi at Nissan. Mississippi taxpayers are active partners in the state’s emerging auto manufacturing industry and most remain wary of an expanded union presence in one of the state’s real growth industries.

Frankly, if the UAW couldn’t win in Chattanooga – with the company’s “neutrality” in the vote evoking laughter – the prospects in Canton look decidedly dim for the union.

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