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Combs endorses Canton union push


The Associated Press



JACKSON -- Sean "Diddy" Combs is adding his support those seeking a union at Nissan Motor Co. 


Combs endorsed the effort by video at a free pro-union concert by rapper Common Friday night at Jackson State University. 


The UAW is trying to organize the 5,200-worker Canton plant. Employees have yet to file a petition for a union election. 


In the meantime, the union is trying to push the Japanese automaker to campaign among workers inside the plant without company interference. Nissan, which opposes a union, has refused and says it's not violating worker rights. 


A number of outside groups have joined the union's push, casting it as a civil rights issue. 


The UAW lost a vote at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., even after the company tacitly supported the union.




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