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To: Jose Munoz - Chairman, Nissan North America
Nissan: Make Temps Direct Hires After 180 Days!
Dear Mr. Munoz,
From 1983 until 2005, most workers at the Smyrna and Decherd Tennessee Nissan plants were directly hired by Nissan and all reached the top pay in their classification after a reasonable amount of time. Since 2005, many workers have had to spend months or even years working for Yates, Onin or other temporary agencies or in-house suppliers before being offered a chance at direct Nissan employment. Even after years on the job, some workers are never hired directly by Nissan.
This must end. We the undersigned respectfully request that all agency, temp and in-house supplier employees be directly hired by Nissan after 180 days on the job, and that once directly hired, all employees be paid the top pay in their classification after two years. No more two tiers! We make high quality automobiles for the most productive car company in North America. We deserve to be treated with respect.
Why is this important?
Nissan is the most productive automaker in North America. However, that productivity comes at a price. Only a fraction of Nissan's employees are directly hired and few earn the top pay rate. Most work for agencies like Yates, Onin or Calsonic - have few paid days off, and must deal with ever increasing line speeds. Nissan workers want to be directly hired, earn the top pay rate after a reasonable amount of time, and work at reasonable line speeds.