The National Labor Relations Board has criticized Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) over labor laws violation. Tesla fired a union activist known as Richard Ortiz, which has caused issues between the company and the National Labor Relations Board.
The company’s CEO Elon Musk is also in the spotlight because of his 2018 tweet. The tweet showed Musk’s take on the union dues’ payment and what he felt about the stock options. The federal agency reaches out to Tesla, directing that Musk pulls down the tweet, which it finds offensive. The agency also wants the terminated employee reinstated.
The federal agency wants the company to compensate the terminated worker for loss of benefits and earnings. This urgency also focused on the tax consequences that come into play upon firing any given worker and wants Tesla to give Ortiz his tax consequences benefits.
Ortiz has been serving as one of the organizing campaign members known as “Fair Future in the company. The campaigns have been rather fierce lately, but Tesla isn’t happy with such campaigns. This business has in several instances expressed a firm stance, outlining that it wants to stay union-free.
Musk is a highly influential figure considering that he has tens of millions of followers. The official’s tweet struck the National Labor Relations Board as a threat, which is why it is one reason it is all over Tesla’s neck.
Tesla defends Musk
Tesla has quickly come to the limelight, defending Musk and pushing the federal body to reduce its pressure on the official. Tesla asserted that Elon Musk was the voice of the company. Tesla spoke about its financial filings, which showed Musk’s tweets as its official communication.
Tesla says that it is time to revise its confidentiality agreement with the employees. It was recently that the company reached out to employees, warning them against sharing any company information with media. The company said that the employees could only talk to the media after obtaining explicit written permission.
However, the national labor law generally has shown its undying support to those workers who speak out to the media about labor disputes, working conditions, and employment terms and conditions.