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Tesla Fires Dozens After Workers Announce Union Campaign, Complaint Says

  • Union alleges retaliation against New York Autopilot workers
  • Tesla says firings were part of routine performance reviews
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Tesla Accused of Firing Workers for Union Activity
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Tesla Inc. terminated dozens of employees Wednesday at its plant in Buffalo, New York, one day after Autopilot workers at the facility announced a union campaign, organizers said in a complaint.

In a filing with the US National Labor Relations Board, the union Workers United accused Tesla of illegally terminating the employees “in retaliation for union activity and to discourage union activity.” The union asked the labor board to seek a federal court injunction “to prevent irreparable destruction of employee rights resulting from Tesla’s unlawful conduct.”