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Combs endorses union push at Nissan plant in Miss.

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — 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, Miss., 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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