Nissan Becomes Latest Asian Automaker to Hike US Worker Pay
- Moves follow UAW’s historic contract with Detroit carmakers
- UAW is asking for all nonunion autoworkers to join union
Nissan Motor Co. is giving its 9,000 US factory workers a 10% raise in January and eliminating a tiered pay structure, becoming the latest nonunion auto manufacturer to boost wages following the United Auto Workers winning record contracts from the Detroit carmakers.
Nissan’s pay hike comes after similar moves by Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co., Hyundai Motor Co. and Subaru Corp. for their US factory workers. Nissan told workers Monday the raise takes effect January 8, at which time all its US factory workers will move up to the top pay rate, ending a practice of paying newer workers less.