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Mississippi Nissan workers travel to New York City to ask city officials and New York labor leaders to come to the U.S. South and march in support of Nissan workers’ labor and civil rights to form a union

NissanWorkerBettyJones

Nissan worker Betty Jones

New York elected officials and labor leaders answer the call to join Nissan workers for the 50th Anniversary Freedom Summer    

(New York) – Mississippi Nissan workers traveled to New York City as the annual New York International Auto Show began to ask the city’s elected officials and New York labor leaders to come to the South this summer to support their labor and civil rights to form a union at Nissan, an effort which Nissan has been denying for years.  Workers urged the officials to join them in Mississippi’s 50th Anniversary Freedom Summer celebration in June, which commemorates passage of the Voting Rights Act and other civil rights achievements in the South. A march to the Nissan plant will be held during the week of Freedom Summer activities.

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