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Tesla And The Auto Workers Union

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Tesla And The Auto Workers Union

Workers at Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) are in contact with the United Auto Workers union.

According to a Reuters report, UAW President Dennis Williams said the union is indeed in contact with Tesla's employees in Silicon Valley but this doesn't mean Tesla's workers will form a union.

Williams said efforts to organize Tesla's workers to form a union will be "determined by the interest of employees." Moreover, he confirmed the union isn't paying a Tesla employee who publicly raised concerns about safety conditions at Tesla's factory.

In fact, Tesla's Fremont factory is the only auto assembly plant that's not represented by a union, but the union is ready to open Tesla's workers with "open arms."

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This isn't the first time Tesla's name has been linked with the auto union. As noted by Electrek, Williams acknowledged in May of 2016 Tesla's status as a startup company is a valid reason for not having its employees unionized. However, given the automaker's upcoming ramp of its cheaper Model 3 sedan, Tesla could become one of the largest automakers in the country and certainly bigger than established players like BMW and Mercedes.

Tesla's stock traded recently at $272, which isn't too far from its all-time high.

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