Union Drive Seeks to Organize Tesla Solar-Panel Factory

Unions targeting Tesla have migrated from California to New York. The campaign to organize about 300 production and maintenance employees at the Western New York facility is a partnership between the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the United Steel Workers. the USW organizer said “They want a fair wage that’s reflective of the state investment that…
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UAW Confused About Path to Organizing Tesla Factory Workers

As discussed previously, the UAW has Tesla in its crosshairs. One of the major themes of the organizing drive focuses on alleged safety problems at the factory. While the Company dismissed the reports as propaganda, it vowed to become the safest auto factory in the world. Undeterred, the Tesla Workers’ Organizing Committee sent a list…
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Tesla Workers Seeking a Union File Specious Charges Against their Employer

Some workers at Tesla’s Freemont, California electric car factory are following a common play from the union organizing handbook: file specious unfair labor practice charges. Unions often file these to increase the employer’s cost of defending against unionization, to throw red herrings at the employer during the organizing campaign, and to foster media interest in…
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Tesla Fights Back Against UAW Organizing Drive

A few weeks ago I mentioned that the UAW had Tesla in its crosshairs. And, as expected, it didn’t take long for Tesla to start fighting back. Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently spoke to some of his employees about the issue. First, he refuted the allegations of how unsafe the workplace is, specifically, that most…
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UAW has Tesla Workers in its Crosshairs

A Tesla factory worker says he wants to form a union. Tesla says he’s a salt who is being paid by the UAW to organize the company from within. According to the worker, the company “doesn’t function as well as it could” He claims employees work long hours, face excessive mandatory overtime, and are prone…
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Unions Increase Effort to Organize Silicon Valley Contractors

In the past three years, union shave organized 5,000 people who work on the campuses of household named companies in Silicon Valley. For example, shuttle drivers for Apple, Tesla, Twitter, LinkedIn, EBay, Yahoo!, Cisco, and Facebook are now union. Likewise, security guards for Adobe, IBM, Cisco, and Facebook, along with cafeteria works at Cisco, Intel,…
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