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Tesla Fires SolarCity Employees, Smacked with NLRB Charges

UAW applying more pressure to EV maker.

by on Oct.27, 2017

The UAW filed complaints against Tesla related to the firing of workers at its Fremont, California, plant.

Tesla Inc. has begun firing employees, following performance reviews, at is non-automotive SolarCity subsidiary as it prepares to release its third-quarter financial results at time when the company is under some intense scrutiny.

Meanwhile, United Auto Workers filed a new round of complaints with the National Labor Relations Board in Oakland, California, in response to the dismissal of employees, including a number of union supporters, from Tesla’s assembly plant in Fremont, California.

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The UAW charges the company intimidated and harassed employees, terminated a group of employees to discourage protected pro-union activity and disciplined employees for wearing items with the UAW logo.  (more…)

NLRB Files Charges Against Tesla

Board claims Tesla's using illegal methods to keep UAW out.

by on Sep.01, 2017

The National Labor Relations Board filed charges against Tesla for illegally attempting to thwart UAW organizing efforts.

Tesla is facing a series of new charges from the National Labor Relations Board as pressure mounts to fill orders for its first mainstream vehicle, the Model 3.

The NLRB has charged electric car maker with violating worker rights for attempting to thwart an organizing campaign by the United Auto Workers.

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Tesla was charged by the NLRB’s Regional office in Oakland, California, with acts of intimidating and harassing workers and otherwise violating workers’ rights under federal labor law, the union noted in a statement, according to the NLRB complaint. (more…)

Volkswagen Appealing Recent NLRB Ruling

Maker still believes entire plant must be represented.

by on Apr.26, 2016

Volkswagen plans to appeal the National Labor Relations Board's most recent ruling about union representation in its Tennessee plant.

Volkswagen of America plans appeal a ruling by the National Labor Relations Board that would have cleared a path for the United Auto Workers to negotiate a labor contract for 160 maintenance workers at VW plant in the state of Tennessee for the first time.

A three-member NLRB panel earlier this month had denied Volkswagen’s request for the agency to review a December 2015 election in which skilled-trades employees in Chattanooga voted overwhelmingly to designate UAW Local 42 as their collective bargaining representative, upholding results of an election supervised by the NLRB.

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Volkswagen spokesman Scott Neal Wilson said the German automaker had not yet filed the actual appeal, but has decided to challenge the ruling. “We didn’t state that an appeal was filed, only the decision to do so,” he said.  (more…)

National Labor Relations Board Files Charges Against Nissan

Automaker claims charges are without merit.

by on Dec.07, 2015

Nissan's Canton, Mississippi, plant is at the center of conflict between pro-union and anti-union supporters.

On the heels of gaining recognition as the official representatives of the skilled trades unit at Volkswagen’s plant in Tennessee, the UAW’s influence continues to expand in the Southeast to Nissan’s Canton, Mississippi, plant.

The National Labor Relations Board filed charges against the Japanese automaker claiming that it implemented a uniform policy in 2014 designed to restrict the free speech of pro-union, the UAW, advocates at the maker’s plant there as well as at two plants in Tennessee.

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Kelly Services, which provides contract workers in Canton, was also charged. The crux of the argument in for filing the charges, comes from the language in a question-and-answer document attached to the labor board complaint, which called for most employees to wear company issued pants and shirts. (more…)