From The Guardian: Danny Glover and Bernie Sanders seek France's help after Nissan union vote

After United Auto Workers’ defeat in effort to unionize Mississippi plant, actor and senator turn to government with stake in Nissan-allied Renault

By MIKE ELK

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The actor Danny Glover and Senator Bernie Sanders are preparing to lobby the French government for help in the heated attempt to unionize a Nissan car plant in Mississippi.

The United Auto Workers suffered a historic defeat of the Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi, this month after a long campaign marred by allegations of bribery and intimidation.

Nissan and France’s Renault share a deep alliance, with each company owning shares in the other and sharing a chief executive officer, Carlos Ghosn. The French government owns a close to 20% stake in Renault.

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