From Payday Report: Nissan Promoted Hundreds of Temps to Swing Vote – Littler Mendelson Did Union Busting Job – UAW Prez Talks Embezzlement Scandal

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By MIKE ELK

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We have learned some new details of the defeat of Nissan, as workers there are preparing for a new NLRB election.

Hundreds of Temps Added to Bargaining Unit Before Vote

In interviews with workers, it has become clear that Nissan promoted hundreds of temporary workers to full-time “pathway” status in the months leading up to the union election. Many workers complain that the new “pathway” employees were tough to organize since many of the workers felt a debt of gratitude to management for promoting them. 

Nissan denied allegations that they promoted temps to counter the union election.

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