The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) claims that Tesla broke the law by refusing employees to talk about salaries. The automaker forbids workers to complain to the management about the conditions of work. It’s not the first time that information about this or discrimination against the company’s employees has been released into the public space. The company is getting away with it.
According to Bloomberg, Tesla management has banned employees in Orlando, Florida from discussing work matters under the law for a matter of their own. In September the regional director complained against the automaker for violating the laws. Since the termination of the permit, the employees to disclose their salary to other people and to talk about the disqualification of colleagues had to be misrepresented. The company also ordered employees to not complain to higher-level managers about their working conditions.
In the last few years, Tesla’s already been forced to handle complaints from the National Labor Relations Board. Last year the NLRB found the company violated US labor laws by firing a union worker and threatening to pay for workers. According to the law of the unions, the activist had to be reinstated in his position with the removal of all references to disciplinary action from his personal files.
Nothing to stop the Tesla team at the car plant from voting together. Should they want to do that, would they like to do so? But why pay union dues and give up stock options for nothing? Our safety report is 2X higher than the actual estimates, the company being called UAW, and everybody gets everything done.
Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 21 and 21.
Interestingly, the NLRB demanded that Elon Musk delete a tweet, a message that would be viewed as being a pressure upon workers to refuse to join the union. These actions, according to its own claims, deprive employees of the company of the right to pay an option to buy Tesla shares. This tweet is still being posted by Musks (see above) and will be challenged in court. A Tesla spokesman says the complaint filed in February will be heard by the court soon, but practice shows that it might take years to correct the situation.
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