With GF3 and GF4 imminent the NA operations need to unionize ASAP. Just look at how much the big 3 pay UAW workers. Way more per hour 10K+ bonuses, really good healthcare, job security and way better packages than tesla workers.
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I’ve worked for companies that have a union. Trust me it’s not worth it. Just look at corruption in the UAW,IBEW,IAM.ect...
man the UAW is a business, they're salivating for new dues the size of an entire company.
They're sketch af. remember when they hired "actors" through craigslist gigs to hold signs at tesla pretending to be employees awhile back? they find disgruntled people and play to their jealousy to make them a microphone for their agenda.
We get stock and espp that are rocketing, and the health is great. way more value there than grinding like crazy against the company for peanuts more, pissing everyone off along the way, and paying out dues on top of it.
Nevada Gigafactory 1 is going nowhere. It contains Panasonic. Without Panasonic, Tesla is nothing.
Thus Nevada Tesla may be ripe for a union to form.
GM is almost bankrupt for the second time, Chrysler is passed around like the town ho, and Ford is sans Mercury and on the verge of bankruptcy itself. Tesla is already losing money hand over fist and laying people off. All unionization is going to do is send those Gigafactories over to places that have already proven that they don't need overpaid UAW workers.
Look how little Tesla pays it's Nevada and Cali laborers, yet Tesla can afford a Shanghai factory and a Berlin factory, and a Lathrop, CA parts manufacturing facility within 2 years????
Elon and the board seem to be very inconsiderate and deceptive when they tell the workers they appreciate them.
The best way to unionize is to force MGMT to make the proper business decisions, and implement them often and fast. Then, the business thrives about as well as it can, and the result is significantly more to collective bargain for and a better company for ALL, thus not only higher wages for underpaid hourly laborers that actually do the work. Union members also need to be willing to call out their lazy, negligent co-members and get them straight. It can't be allowed, otherwise, the movement becomes just as harmful as sloppy or crooked MGMT.
I'm not saying it happens often, but a union shop can mean much better profits, via better quality and forced decisions that are based on necessity of customer service and quality, not the salaried clique's feelings and other detrimental corruption
Maybe, but it can't be the UAW
They are a joke
It's gotta be some nasty, veteran Teamsters that get the proletariat rallied.
UAW is soft and treats its members poorly a lot of the time, and is often in bed with the worst MGMT members.