Watch: Help Payday Continue to Cover Nissan Worker’s Struggle in Mississippi

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Payday wants to stay in Canton, Mississippi, to get the full story on why Nissan workers were defeated in their bid for a union.

Already, we have reported on stories that no one else is covering. Check out recent 21-minute long form interview with Nissan worker Robert Hathorn. 

Payday Senior Labor Reporter Mike Elk has filed more than a dozen stories on the Nissan union election, including four for The Guardian. Payday has published more than a half-dozen dispatches and videos from our trip South, and has covered the Nissan union election and its aftermath more closely than any other national publication. (See our list of stories below)

However, we need your financial support to do more.

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Already, Payday has spent more than $1,700 on new tires, oil changes, gas, food, hotels and a week long stay at a house in the Cooperative Community of New West Jackson. (Yes, instead of using Airbnb, all of our lodging costs go right back into transforming a low-income neighborhood in Jackson.)

Now, we need to raise a few hundred dollars to stay here a few weeks more. Anything anyone can do to help is greatly appreciated.

Here is a snapshot of what we have done so far:

We want to keep covering this story, but need your help to do so.

Workers hope that the NLRB will hold another election in six months. During that time, the union will have to prove the promises made by the company to stop the union drive were empty.

“[Nissan] is going to play this nice guy role for about 3-6 months … then everything will go back to normal,” says Nissan worker Robert Hathorn. “Then, the same people who voted against us are gonna be the same ones leading the campaign—more than we are.”

It’s crucial that we continue to draw attention to this struggle, as workers on the shop floor continue their fight for a union.

So help Payday stay and cover this vital story. Donate today!

Help Us Reach Our Summer Fundraising Goal of $10,000. So far, 153 people have donated $7,165. Join them.

$7,165 / $10,000

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Also, check out our recent video from our fundraiser at the People’s Summit featuring Randy “The Iron Stache” Bryce, Krystal Ball, John Nichols, and Nomiki Konst.


Be sure also check out summer fundraising drive video where we outline all the work we did over the past year.


Finally, check out our video from our shopping trip to Costco. Payday promises to spend all money raised in an ethical manner.

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Mike Elk
Mike Elk is a member of the Washington-Baltimore NewsGuild and is the senior labor reporter at Payday Report. He previously served as senior labor reporter at POLITICO and has written for the New York Times. He also writes for The Guardian.

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