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The automaker is not yet saying if its worldwide job cutting will include employees at plants in Middle Tennessee. Nissan has its North American headquarters in Franklin and an assembly plant in Smyrna, which has been operating on four-day work weeks in response to poor market conditions.
Union membership actually rose in 2008 in Tennessee and across the nation, even as the economy shed jobs and moved into a recession.Furloughs, layoffs and buyouts have left workers worried about job security, and union representatives say workers are contacting them frequently to discuss possible organizational drives.