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UAW, friends offer crocodile tears for Nissan job incentives

May 22, 2013

By Sid Salter

As the United Auto Workers continue to try to win a union organization vote at Canton’s Nissan plant, they and their friends have begun public outpourings of crocodile tears over Mississippi’s economic development incentives utilized to bring the global automaker to the state.

Using the work of a Washington, D.C. non-profit organization called Good Jobs First, the pro-union push accused Nissan of not making good on their employment promises based on the specifics of the package of tax breaks and other economic incentives that company was granted back in 2000 and in subsequent additions to the incentives.

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