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Nissan Shuns State Dept. Mediation In UAW Spat

Law360, New York (February 3, 2015, 4:09 PM EST) -- Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. has declined a U.S. State Department offer to mediate, under international guidelines, a dispute with the United Auto Workers over its efforts to organize workers at a Mississippi plant, the union said Monday.

Nissan told the State Department’s National Contact Point office that it did not want assistance in mediating the dispute, in which the UAW and international labor group IndustriALL have claimed the company’s Canton, Mississippi, plant is in violation of international labor guidelines by attempting to dissuade workers from organizing.

Nissan maintains it abides by guidelines from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which...

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