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Tesla Workers Contact UAW to Unionize Musk’s Lone Auto Plant

  • Factory needs better organization, employee writes on Medium
  • Tesla has told investors union activity risks raising costs
Tesla Motor Inc. associates work on the Model S electric car at the company's factory in Fremont, California.
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Tesla Inc. workers at its only auto plant have contacted the United Auto Workers to seek assistance with forming a union, according to a Medium post published by a man claiming to be a factory employee.

“I think our management team would agree that our plant doesn’t function as well as it could, but until now they’ve underestimated the value of listening to employees,” Jose Moran, who identifies himself as a worker for four years at the plant in Fremont, California, wrote Thursday. “We need better organization in the plant, and I, along with many of my coworkers, believe we can achieve that by coming together and forming a union.”