“Sure, management says you can talk about race, but then they warn us about it getting too partisan,” said one reporter, who spoke to Payday on condition of anonymity out of fear of retaliation. “The effect is that no one is gonna talk about race because no one wants to risk losing their job. We got enough to do, who wants to worry about a tweet offending management?”
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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.
“A campaign can change from day-to-day and this will depend on employees at the plant,” Williams told reporters. “But we felt very strongly that the time for us was now.”
Earlier today, workers at the Baltimore City Paper learned that the company would agree to recognize their petition to join the Washington-Baltimore NewsGuild. Their union protection couldn’t have come at a better time