Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk breached federal labor legislation as it prevented employees from organizing a union in the organization’s Fremont mill, a California judge has ruled.
Mentioning a contentious Musk tweet about precisely the same issue, Judge Amita Baman Tracy ordered Tesla CEO to maintain a public assembly and read the findings to workers in the mill,” telling them both the NLRB (National Labour Relations Board) concluded the company had violated the law”.
“I recommend that Respondent be ordered to convene its workers and also have Elon Musk (or, if he’s no more the chief executive officer, a high-ranking management officer ), at the presence of safety guards, supervisors and managers, a Board representative and a representative 15 of the Union, in the event the Area and/or the Union thus want, read the note aloud to workers,” the judgment said.
In his May 20, 2018 tweet, Musk stated: “Nothing quitting Tesla staff at our auto plant from voting marriage. Could do this tmrw if they desired. However, why pay union dues & provide up inventory selections for nothing?
“Musk’s tweet may only be read by a fair worker to signify that if the workers vote to unionize they would give up stock choices. Musk threatened to remove an advantage enjoyed by the workers therefore for voting to unionize,” the judge ruled.
The judge also stated that Tesla fired one marriage supporter.
Tesla might appeal the judgment even though the firm didn’t issue any statement, the report included.