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Nissan to make U.S. workers take 2 unpaid days off Jan 2-3 as sales slump

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Nissan says nearly all of its 21,000 U.S. workers must take Jan 2 and 3 off without compensation. A company statement says the furloughs will “optimize business performance and competitiveness."

"Optimize performance?" Just going to piss off a lot of workers!

All of Nissan's U.S. factories and offices will be affected by the furloughs including the North American headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee, near Nashville. Nissan and Infiniti dealerships will remain open.

Right, dont want to miss out on anyone wanting to buy a car!

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Karma

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Alas, the little people always end up paying..... especially those in overseas operations, where Japanese companies have no qualms about taking such actions.

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huh what about the Nissan Japan workers, why aren't they affected and punish the US workers. If was in the US I would just say NISSAN get out of the US we don't need you anymore, and put US automobiles back on the US streets and buy American made period! Some alliance this is turning out to be. The US helps everyone else and then turns it back on it. Same scenario over and over again.

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Generally U.S. workers at Japanese Auto Manufacturers are paid and treated quite well. I know this because two of my friends work for them. One at Toyota and the other at Nissan itself. When I say treated well... they have very good job security and because of that they can securely plan their future without overdue worry. Nissan... at the top... is a piece of crap company... but when you get down a few layers there are thousands of good hardworking people.

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Consumer Reports magazine gives Toyota vehicles higher ratings, in general.

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Bean counters!

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No surprise there. We already know how Nissan treats its non japanese workers

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 and put US automobiles back on the US streets and buy American made period! 

No thanks. I don't agree with what Nissan are doing to the workers but Japanese cars are far superior. The age of the classic, reliable is long gone, sadly.

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Nissan Motor Co is making its U.S. factory and office employees take two days off without pay amid slumping sales.

I am so happy that Nissan sales are slumping.

If I was a worker, I would take the view that 2 days unpaid is a small sacrifice to pay, when human rights are at stake. (Mr. + Mrs Ghosn).

Had a little victory last week. Managed to persuade an old Company Executive friend of mine in my native country to stop by Nissan for the company fleet.

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Actually that last sentence should be "stop buying Nissan for the ecompany fleet".

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 when you get down a few layers there are thousands of good hardworking people.

Of course. And it is the case for all makers. Only people with IQ of 6 yrs old believe a company is made by its celeb fat cats CEO and directors rather than by the crowds of hard working people at engeeniring, factory making and retailing staff. It's bad news about many workers seeing the first hints of end of full employment. And it's appetizers of the sector's decline. After the crisis, the progress in making technique and decline in car use will make half of all global car industry workforce useless.

buy American made

The Nissan factories in the US produce 'American made' cars by definition.

If was in the US I would just say NISSAN get out of the US

Just for 2 days of inactivity ? And Tesla that fired thousands has to get out too by same reasoning, no ? And you will have to get rid of the others , as they have/will reduced staff even domestically (Ford having broken all its commitments and fired thousands in Europe already).

The economical context is going down for global car industry. I've not checked the US, but all German car makers have started putting factory staff on partial unemployment since September. In France, so far Renault-Nissan chose to put the burden on one factory so far and close it for one whole month.

what about the Nissan Japan workers, why aren't they affected 

They are affected.

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If was in the US I would just say NISSAN get out of the US we don't need you anymore, and put US automobiles back on the US streets and buy American made period!

A. If Nissan is making them in the US, then they are American made.

B. You've said it anyway, even though one would assume from your comment that you're not in the US.

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A. If Nissan is making them in the US, then they are American made.

Sorry, old boy, but they are Japanese. Japanese a bit of a dirty word right now.

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The US helps everyone else and then turns it back on it. Same scenario over and over again.

some people have very short memories , I remember back in 2008 during the GFC that GM Ford Crystler all came begging the US government for a 50billion bailout to save their bacon, which they got. 70% of Japanese cars sold in the US are made in the US employing US workers, will the US government give Japanese auto comanies a bailout if they need it? 70% of a bailout..anything? No i dont thnk so somehow.

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