Sunday, February 26, 2017

Elon Musk Slams Unionization Drive at Tesla, Promises Free Frozen Yogurt, Roller Coaster (TSLA)

Following up on last week's "Elon Musk says he doesn’t think Tesla unionization is “likely to occur” (TSLA)".
From BuzzFeed, Fri. Feb. 24:

Elon Musk Slams Tesla Union Drive, Promises Workers Free Frozen Yogurt
Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent an email to factory employees Thursday night calling an employee’s claims regarding working conditions “obviously…untrue”, and the United Auto Workers effort to unionize Tesla’s Fremont factory disingenuous....

...Tesla declined comment. The full text of Musk’s email is below.
"...As we get closer to being a profitable company, we will be able to afford more and more fun things. For example, as I mentioned at the last company talk, we are going to hold a really amazing party once Model 3 reaches volume production later this year. There will also be little things that come along like free frozen yogurt stands scattered around the factory and my personal favorite: a Tesla electric pod car roller coaster (with an optional loop the loop route, of course!) that will allow fast and fun travel throughout our Fremont campus, dipping in and out of the factory and connecting all the parking lots. It’s going to get crazy good 😊"