Last Thursday, Tesla's plant in Fremont, California -- where all the company's cars are manufactured -- was thrown a curveball. Jose Moran, a worker trying to rally the plant's 6000+ employees to join the United Auto Workers union (UAW), alleged long hours, low pay and potentially unsafe equipment in a post. Now Tesla CEO Elon Musk has told Gizmodo he intends to look into the situation.
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Last Thursday, a Tesla production associate named Jose Moran came forward to publicly decry working conditions at the company's plant in Fremont, California, including what he describes as gruelling hours, low wages and frequent, preventable injuries -- issues he felt could be fixed by joining the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW). The Fremont plant is located in the building formerly occupied by NUMMI -- the experimental facility jointly owned by GM and Toyota. In direct messages to Gizmodo, Musk alleged that "UAW has been trying to unionize Tesla since 2010" when NUMMI closed down, and that Moran "works for the UAW".
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