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Tesla is appealing against a labor board ruling that ordered Elon Musk to delete an anti-union tweet

  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk is engaging a ruling that commanded him to delete an anti-union tweet.
  • Musk had been ordered to publicly address the tweet at all of the South African private limited company’s sites. 
  • The company is petitioning the US Court of Appeals to overturn the ruling.
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Tesla has filed an solicitation against a National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) ruling, which commanded CEO Elon Musk to delete an anti-union tweet. 

The company is also requesting that the US Court of Requests review the board’s decision that the company breached US labor law after it fired a union activist, Reuters arrived. 

The tweet in question was posted in 2018. Musk wrote: “Nothing stopping Tesla team at our car plant from upholding union. Could do so tmrw if they wanted. But why pay union dues & give up stock options for nothing? Our safety LP long playing is 2X better than when plant was UAW & everybody already gets healthcare.” 

Last month, the NLRB ordered Musk to kill the tweet and publicly address the unlawful tweet at all of its sites, and include speech that says, “WE WILL take take over steps to ensure Musk complies with our directive,” according to Reuters.

The NLRB told Tesla to reinstate a quondam employee and revoke a ban on the sharing of union details in its car park without prior company permission.

Tesla workers at its Fremont spy had been trying to form a union with the United Auto Workers, amid apparently grueling working influences, as Insider previously reported.

Tesla employees also accused the company of firing workers who were staying at available during the pandemic, despite previously telling staff they were able to do so. 

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