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    Wow, this is pretty shocking.

    Electric automaker Tesla Motors fired hundreds of employees this week, including workers at its Fremont, Calif. factory and corporate managers, as it tries to solve production problems for its recently released Model 3.

    An estimated 400 to 700 people were dismissed this week, according to a San Jose Mercury News report published Friday afternoon. That’s between 1% and 2% of the company’s more than 33,000 employees. Former and current employees told the Mercury News that little or no warning preceded the dismissals.

    A Tesla spokesman would not confirm that number but told Fortune that the move follows its annual performance reviews, which typically involve both involuntary and voluntary departures.

    “Like all companies, Tesla conducts an annual performance review during which a manager and employee discuss the results that were achieved, as well as how those results were achieved, during the performance period,” a Tesla spokesman said in an emailed statement. “This includes both constructive feedback and recognition of top performers with additional compensation and equity awards, as well as promotions in many cases. As with any company, especially one of over 33,000 employees, performance reviews also occasionally result in employee departures. Tesla is continuing to grow and hire new employees around the world.”
    Tesla Fires Hundreds of Workers After Annual Performance Review

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    Default Re: Tesla Fires Hundreds of Workers After Their Annual Performance Review

    http://aspira.ie/train-staff-well-enough/
    The famous Richard Branson quote that he penned in 2014 goes "Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough, so they don’t want to”. The statement from the founder of Virgin Atlantic carries a lot of meaning, and it should undoubtedly be the driving force of every entrepreneur.

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    Default Re: Tesla Fires Hundreds of Workers After Their Annual Performance Review

    Quote Originally Posted by RedRollingRoadblock View Post
    "Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough, so they don’t want to”
    Not in our corporate American culture.
    Screw them first and fast, then shove more money into the pockets of the executive teams pockets.

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    Default Re: Tesla Fires Hundreds of Workers After Their Annual Performance Review

    Now here's a thought!!

    Why Would Tesla Lay Off Hundreds Of Workers When It’s Ramping Up Production?

    Why would a corporation setting nearly impossible manufacturing goals suddenly fire hundreds of workers at its one and only automobile plant? Labor activists believe it may have something to do with wanting to exchange vocally pro-union workers with temps that are cheaper to employ and easier to control.

    Those are the questions the labor organizing campaign at Tesla is asking, after the company issued a wave of terminations, allegedly linked to performance issues among its 33,000 employees. Several members of the campaign, known as A Fair Future at Tesla, were among those fired, and they all claim to have had excellent performance records. None have been able to obtain the negative reviews that were supposed to be the rationale for their firing.
    The terminations struck many as strange. Tesla wants to ramp up production of the highly anticipated Model 3, a more affordable electric vehicle. CEO Elon Musk set a goal of 20,000 completed cars per month by this December. But in the third quarter of 2017 Tesla finished just 260. Musk has cited “production bottlenecks” for the poor output. But firing workers and retraining replacements seems a hindrance to, not an improvement on, this goal. Also, Tesla fashions itself a high-growth company, and mass terminations aren’t something high-growth companies do.

    Furthermore, fired employees claim they never had the kind of review that would explain the terminations. “I had great performance reviews. I don’t believe I was fired for performance,” said Daniel Grant, a production associate at the plant for three years. Grant claims he was injured on the job on a Friday, and fired the following Monday. “The company didn’t show me or others our most recent reviews when they fired us.”
    https://www.fastcompany.com/40483602...-up-production

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    Former Tesla employees and union activists stage a protest over recent firings in Fremont

    Earlier this month, Tesla fired hundreds of employees, which the automaker claimed was due to their annual performance reviews.

    Some employees have instead claimed that they were targeted for speaking out about a unionization effort at Tesla. Now they have organized a protest that took place at the delivery center in front of Tesla’s Fremont factory today.


    A few dozens people, some claiming to be former Tesla employees, were seen marching down Tesla’s parking lot and blocking the access to the Superchargers.

    They later entered the delivery center where they chanted and made speeches. They were heard chanting “Hey Tesla you can’t hide, we can see your greedy side!” and people claiming to be former employees of Tesla reiterated that they were fired for “standing for themselves” and speaking out about a unionization effort.
    https://electrek.co/2017/10/24/ex-te...union-protest/

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    TESLA'S FIRED EMPLOYEES SAY ELON MUSK'S COMPANY WANTS TO SILENCE THEIR CRITICISM
    UPDATEDI Workers who were cut from Tesla in a mass firing that claimed 700 jobs say Elon Musk’s futuristic automaker is trying to force them to avoid criticizing the company and its famous CEO.

    Their public outrage could take another hit on the company’s image as Tesla struggles to mass produce its signature electric car — a lofty product that has so far fallen short of expectations. Tesla has already been hit with labor complaints alleging the mass firings targeted pro-union, LGBT and black employees.

    Dozens of axed employees told the San Jose Mercury News that Tesla wants to coerce them into separation agreements that would prevent them from speaking critically about the company, its executives and its products. The agreement specifically seeks to stop them from criticizing Musk, the workers said. In exchange, they will get two weeks severance.
    Tesla's Fired Employees Say Elon Musk's Company Wants To Silence Their Criticism

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    Workers involved in union activities say Tesla is illegally intimidating them

    Tesla is once again facing allegations that it‘s working to quash a union drive at its factory in Fremont, California.

    Last week, the United Automobile Workers union filed with the National Labor Relations Board alleging that the company has illegally surveilled and coerced workers attempting to distribute information about the union drive.

    The charges, copies of which were obtained by BuzzFeed News, specifically make reference to an event on Feb. 10 in which Tesla allegedly intimidated three employees who were “passing out literature regarding their union organizing efforts, working conditions, the confidentiality agreement, and their rights under the NLRA.” On March 23, the charge alleges, Tesla broke the law by “instructing employees they were not allowed to pass out any literature unless it was pre-approved by the employer.”

    In an emailed statement, Tesla said it is “aware of the filing of unfair labor practice allegations” but “believes the [unfair labor practice] allegations are entirely without merit.” The company said it plans to respond “as part of the NLRB process.”

    News of the UAW‘s efforts to unionize Tesla‘s plant broke in February, when Tesla employee Jose Moran published a on Medium citing long hours, repeated stress injuries, and less-than-competitive pay among reasons why Tesla employees should join a union.
    https://luxoraleader.com/workers-inv...g-them/317932/

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    UAW vs. Tesla: It's on

    Tesla Inc.'s fraught relationship with the UAW may soon come to a head.

    As part of its effort to organize the electric automaker's Fremont, Calif., factory, the union has filed a string of unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board. The complaints, grouped with reports of working conditions at the plant and a changing political environment, could soon turn up the heat on Tesla as it deals with production issues.

    "This is the beginning of something," said Harley Shaiken, a labor professor at the University of California, Berkeley. "They're provoking ongoing conflict with a significant number of workers at a point where Tesla needs it the least."

    The UAW's efforts in Fremont garnered attention in February 2017, when Tesla employee Jose Moran published a blog post detailing harsh working conditions, adding that workers had contacted the union as a result.
    http://www.autonews.com/article/2018...-turning-point

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    Tesla Hit With NLRB Complaint Over Mass Firings

    The National Labor Relations Board has filed a formal complaint against Tesla, finding merit to a series of charges involving the company’s treatment of employees over the past months, including claims that union supporters were swept out in a mass firing.

    Charges, cited by the NLRB, range from terminating employees in retaliation for engaging in union and/or protected activities to unlawful interrogations of union supporters. Many of the pro-union employees were fired last fall when Tesla dismissed nearly 1,000 employees for what it described as substandard job performance.

    Tesla has yet to file an answer to the complaint lodged by the NLRB but denied the allegations when the union fielded the charges last autumn. It will have to come up with a response before a trial date now set for June 11.

    The move by the NLRB comes as Tesla is facing a wide range of problems, including a fatal crash of a Model X SUV that has triggered a separate federal probe, as well as a recall announced last week covering about half of all the vehicles it has produced so far.
    Tesla Hit With NLRB Complaint Over Mass Firings | TheDetroitBureau.com

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    Elon Musk’s Tesla: Cars of the future with labor practices from the past

    OAKLAND, Calif. (PAI)—A National Labor Relations Board officer will try Tesla Motors, the electric car firm of publicity-hungry entrepreneur Elon Musk, on a wide range of labor law-breaking charges on June 11.

    The NLRB’s General Counsel’s office filed the formal complaint against the car company on April 3, following documentation by the United Auto Workers union, who are trying to organize the 5,000 workers at Tesla’s Fremont, Calif., plant. NLRB’s Oakland regional director, Valery Hardy-Maloney, signed the formal notice, which included all the charges.

    Charges include illegal harassment of pro-union workers, illegal intimidation of workers, and Tesla’s firings of workers—also illegal—based on bias against their pro-union stands.



    https://www.peoplesworld.org/article...from-the-past/

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