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Tesla HR Chief Suggested Promoting UAW Advocates to Safety Jobs

  • Promotions could have blocked employees from union organizing
  • Outgoing executive says she knows of no such advancements
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Tesla Inc.’s human resources boss emailed with Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk about offering employees promotions that could prevent them from continuing their advocacy for unionization.

“I saw it as positive they get involved in something they were criticizing,” Gaby Toledano, who joined Tesla as “chief people officer” in May 2017, testified Tuesday in a National Labor Relations Board hearing in Oakland when she was presented with the emails. Toledano recently resigned from the company while on a leave of absence.