The National Labour Relations Board (NLRB) has decided that Tesla must tell CEO Elon Musk to delete an anti-union tweet from 2018. The order came as part of Tesla’s appeal of a 2019 ruling in a year-long legal battle between the company and the United Auto Workers union.
The tweet in question was a response to a question about Unions. The Twitter users had asked, “how about unions”? To which Musk replied; “Nothing stopping Tesla team at our car plant from voting union. Could do so tmrw if they wanted. But why pay union dues & give up stock options for nothing? Our safety record is 2X better than when plant was UAW & everybody already gets healthcare”.
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Nothing stopping Tesla team at our car plant from voting union. Could do so tmrw if they wanted. But why pay union dues & give up stock options for nothing? Our safety record is 2X better than when plant was UAW & everybody already gets healthcare.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 21, 2018
The NLRB also ruled that; Tesla would also have to post a notice at its factories nationwide addressing the “unlawful tweet.” This comes as a change from its 2019 ruling, where Musk or someone with the labor board would have been required to read a notice that Tesla violated the law.
“Here, a notice-reading remedy is neither necessary nor appropriate to remedy the violations in this case because the Board’s traditional remedies will suffice to ameliorate the chilling effect of the Respondent’s unlawful conduct,” the NLRB said.
The NLRB also ruled that Tesla employees could have conversations with the media that are protected by the National Labour Relations Act without asking for approval.
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