Nissan settles worker’s labor practice charge

news_business_greenBy Jeff Amy

Associated Press

JACKSON – Nissan Motor Co. says it has settled an unfair labor practice charge with a pro-union worker at its assembly plant in Canton, Miss.

The charge focused on a dispute over when and where Willard “Chip” Wells, a United Auto Workers supporter, could hand out union literature at the 5,200-employee plant north of Jackson.

Nissan spokesman Justin Saia said Thursday that Wells remains an employee at Nissan. The company denies wrongdoing.

The UAW is trying to organize workers to seek union representation. No petition for a union election has been filed.

National Labor Relations Board records show employees supporting the UAW have filed six unfair labor charges with the board in the past two years. This is the first time that a charge was not withdrawn or dismissed.