In my experience most regular workers do not think they can afford to buy stocks and other workers are even almost deathly afraid of risks of stocks.The UAW's initial demands are just wages comparable with the increase in profit the big three have experienced since their last negotiations in 2009 resulted in concessions from the Union.
Remember, Tesla shares profits with its employees via stock options.
Tesla claims Tesla workers make more when stocks are included but is that true for vast majority of workers or are a few workers who invested early and reaped huge gains skewing the average?
Do all Tesla line workers automatically get stock options or do the workers have to buy the options?
If the workers have to buy the stock options, how many workers actually buy any significant quantity.