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Nissan tool and die workers vote against union at Tennessee plant

Tool and die workers at a Nissan plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, voted on Thursday against joining a union.

The vote wasn't close, providing the latest example of the challenges union organizers face at Southern auto plants.

Nissan spokeswoman Lloryn Love-Carter provided a company statement cheering the outcome, with workers opting not to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.

"By a vote of 62 to 9 with 97% participation, workers at a Nissan manufacturing facility have again voted overwhelmingly against union representation and elected to maintain their direct relationship with the company. Nissan respects this decision, and we remain focused on working with employees to drive our future forward together," she said.

MSU shooter Anthony McRae had weapons history

State officials Tuesday identified 43-year-old convicted felon Anthony McRae as the attacker who shot and killed three people and wounded five others at Michigan State University. But police had been called to the residence before because of the sound of gunshots, Megan Bender said. Megan Bender said Anthony McRae would fire out of the back door of the home, she believed for target practice.


Edit: His original felony charges were plead down to a misdemeanor. Why have strict gun laws if they are plead down and/or ignored ?

Arrests made in Louisiana mass shooting that wounded 12

"Baton Rouge, La. – Police in Louisiana's capital city have charged two people in a mass shooting that left 12 others wounded at a nightclub in January.

Two 19-year-olds, Nikeal Franklin and Jy’Shaun Jackson, were arrested Friday, the Baton Rouge Police Department said. Franklin was charged with 12 counts of attempted first-degree murder while Jackson was charged with 12 counts of principal to attempted first-degree murder.

On Jan. 22, shots rang out around 1:30 a.m. in the Dior Bar & Lounge in Baton Rouge. A dozen people were injured, and most sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Three victims were initially listed in critical condition, but their conditions later improved.


Clerk pleads no contest in 2020 Flint-area ballot sabotage

A woman who was a public official in a Michigan community admitted Wednesday that she broke a seal on a ballot box to ensure that votes could not be recounted in her 2020 race, prosecutors said.

Kathy Funk, 59, pleaded no contest to misconduct in office, a felony, under an agreement that includes no time in jail. Funk had won the race by just 79 votes out of about 5,300. A recount was not conducted. After the August 2020 election, Funk contacted state police to report a break-in at Flint Township Hall and that a seal on a ballot cannister had been damaged.

Funk quit her township post in 2021 for a bigger job as elections supervisor for Genesee County. She was dismissed last year.


'One More Year' fund started to try and retain Corum, other key players at Michigan

A crowdfunding effort is underway to try and keep a handful of Michigan Wolverines with NFL aspirations in college for another season.

Created by Valiant Management Group, the “One More Year” fund is live now on their website. This NIL fund is designed to retain players like Blake Corum, Zak Zinter, Trevor Keegan, Cornelius Johnson and others who have not yet declared for the NFL Draft. All proceeds will go straight to the players who return for the 2023 season.

Any amount of money can be donated, but if you donate $5,000 or more, you will receive exclusive donor benefits. Those benefits include Zoom calls with the players, signed memorabilia and more. If you wish to donate more than $5,000, you are encouraged to email Valiant at fundraising@valiantuofm.com to receive those benefits.

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