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Court asks Musk to delete tweets, Tesla appeals

by:Yisheng      2021-06-09

According to foreign media reports, Tesla requested an appeal court to dismiss an order issued by a federal agency. Previously, the agency asked Tesla CEO Elon Musk to delete a tweet that prevented workers from forming a union.

(Image source: Musk Twitter)

The National Labor Relations Board (The National Labor Relations Board) found that Musk had posted a tweet in May 2018, in which the latter threatened employees that if employees decide to form a union, Then they may lose options.

On May 20, 2018, Musk wrote on Twitter: “There is nothing to stop employees in the factory from voting to form a union. If they want to form a union, they can do so tomorrow. But Why do they pay their membership fees for no reason and give up stock options? Safety records show that our factory is twice as safe as it was under UAW and everyone can enjoy medical insurance.'

The committee then ordered Musk to delete this tweet and publish this illegal tweet publicly on all its websites. The committee said: 'We will take appropriate measures to ensure that Musk abides by our orders. '

Tesla also fired an employee before because the employee participated in the activities of organizing a union. On March 25, the National Labor Relations Commission also asked Tesla to resume the employee's work and make up his salary. The committee also required that Tesla must issue a statement to clarify the problem of unfair labor at the Fremont plant in California. The National Union of Auto Workers (UAW) has been trying to organize 10,000 workers in the factory to form a union. Tesla filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans on April 2.

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