The Nationwide Labor Relations Board has ruled that Tesla violated labor legal guidelines when it fired a union activist in 2017. The federal company also requested CEO Elon Musk to take out an “unlawful tweet” in 2018 that threatened Tesla staff hoping to unionize.
What Happened: The NLRB directed Tesla to rehire the union activist, Richard Ortiz, and compensate him for decline of earnings, other benefits, and adverse tax consequences following his firing. Ortiz was aspect of an organizing marketing campaign, “Fair Long run at Tesla.”
The NLRB explained Tesla broke the regulation by “coercively interrogating” staff who tried to unionize and for blocking them from speaking to the media with out specific created authorization from the company.
Tesla has been requested to revise a confidentiality agreement it delivers to personnel and advise them of their safeguarded legal rights by putting up notices nationwide and holding meetings at its Fremont, California factory.
Further, Musk has been questioned to take out his 2018 tweet that “unlawfully threatened” staff. The CEO’s tweet was in response to elevated endeavours by staff to kind a union with the United Auto Personnel at the Fremont factory.
“Nothing stopping Tesla group at our motor vehicle plant from voting union. Could do so tmrw if they preferred. But why pay union dues & give up inventory choices for nothing? Our protection record is 2X greater than when plant was UAW & everyone already gets health care,” Musk had explained in the tweet.
Why It Issues: Tesla has explained its factories should stay union-free of charge and opposed endeavours by staff to unionize. Musk has continuously clashed with staff at the Fremont factory for their professional-union stance and around working circumstances at the factory.
Musk being requested to delete his tweet is also sizeable, as Tesla counts tweets by its CEO to be formal communication from the company.
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