Watch: Mississippi NAACP Talks about Nissan’s Anti-Union TV Ads

Mike Elk was the only national reporter to attend the 5,000 person Historic "March on Mississippi" against Nissan.

Last night, Payday raised over $900 that we need to travel to Canton, Mississippi (Donate here).

As we were raising funds and getting ready to leave from Goshen, Kentucky, we got a phone call from Mississippi NAACP Organizer Frank Figgers, Co-Chair of the Mississippi Alliance for Fairness at Nissan.

Figgers talked to us about the effects that are anti-union TV ads that Nissan is running are having on the union election.

“I also think and have confidence in that workers are much more clever than that” says Figgers. “They have been experiencing all these things for a number of years”.

Watch the full interview here.

 

About the Author

Mike Elk
A protege of the late William Greider, Mike Elk is a yinzer labor reporter, who covered the drug war in Brasil and spent years covering union organizing in the South for the Guardian. In 2016, he used his $70,000 NLRB settlement from being fired in the union drive at Politico to start the crowd-funded Payday Report while living in Chattanooga. The son of United Electrical Workers (UE) Director of Organization Gene Elk, he now lives in his hometown of Pittsburgh. Melk@PaydayReport.com

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