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UAW boss: U.S. Nissan workers would vote for union, company threatened workers

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The president of the United Auto Workers said he feels "very strongly" that workers at Nissan Motor's (7201.T) plant in Canton, Miss., would support union representation if they voted now, but added that reports of intimidation by the automaker could change that.

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"A campaign can change from day to day and this will depend on employees at the plant," UAW President Dennis Williams said at a news conference in Detroit.

"But we felt very strongly that the time for us was now."

Workers at the Nissan plant are due to vote on union representation in early August.

"This is major for us," Williams said of the vote.

Between 3,500 and 3,800 workers could be eligible to participate in the vote, he said.

The union's president reiterated that the UAW has heard a number of reports claiming that Nissan has threatened workers that the automaker will close the plant if they vote in favor of union representation.

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