DETROIT (AP) – Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted about another federal agency, this time with the National Labor Relations Council.
The board found out on Thursday that Muskie’s tweet on May 20, 2018, was illegally threatening employees with a loss of stock options if they chose to represent themselves at the United Motorists Union.
Board members instructed Tesla to delete Musk’s tweets and stop threatening employees with loss of benefits to support the organization.
Tesla must post a notice of unfair work practice at its plant in Fremont, California, and post a tweet notice in all of its facilities.
The UAW, which was trying to organize 10,000 employees at the Fremont plant, saw the order as a great victory for workers who have the courage to stand up to companies like Tesla. Vice President Cindy Estrada said in a statement that the system “is now very much in favor of employers like Tesla who have no complaints about breaking the law.”
The messages were left on Thursday for comment from Tesla.
In its decision, the council agreed with an administrative law judge who ruled against Tesla in September 2019.
The board also told Tesla to reinstate the employee who was fired for organizing activities. In addition to the refund, Tesla faces no financial penalties, the UAW said.
On May 20, 2018, Musk wrote on Twitter: “Nothing prevents the Tesla team from voting for the union at our car plant. They could do tmrw if they wanted to. But why pay union dues and avoid stock options? “Our safety rating is 2X times better than when the plant was UAW.
This is the second time Musk has violated federal rules on Twitter. In September 2018, Musk և Tesla agreed to pay $ 20 million each կատարել to make concessions to the Securities and Exchange Commission, which claimed that Musk had deceived investors into announcing a plan to privatize the company.