Analysis: Civil Rights, Outsiders, France Influence UAW Vote

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Only days old, the union election campaign at Nissan Motor Co.'s Canton plant is already heating up. Among the key questions: — Can the United Auto Workers union use a civil rights-inflected pitch to win over the majority of the plant's workers, who are mainly African-American? — Will outside business and anti-union groups intervene the way they did at the Volkswagen AG plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee? — Will Nissan be able to run a strong anti-union campaign inside the Mississippi plant without sparking a backlash in other countries where it does business? The UAW asked for a relatively quick election on July 31 and Aug. 1, but that decision is ultimately up to the National Labor Relations Board. The UAW says about 4,000...

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