Bernie Sanders, Nina Turner, Civil Rights Leaders Demand Workers’ Rights at Mississippi Nissan Factory

by Nika Knight, staff writer

Common Dreams | 05 March, 2017

Bernie Sanders speaks to Nissan factory workers during the March on Mississippi
“It is time for justice for working people,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told the Nissan factory workers. (Photo: New Orleans DSA/Twitter)

While President Donald Trump was tweeting from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, former presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was doing something Trump had promised to do throughout his campaign: advocating for workers.

On Saturday, Sanders and former Ohio state senator Nina Turner, a Democrat, led hundreds of workers in a “March on Mississippi” in Canton, Miss., to demand that Nissan grant factory employees the right to hold a union vote free from fear or intimidation.