Tesla files a petition against U.S. labor board order

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Tesla files a petition against U.S. labor board order
By Reuters Staff



FILE PHOTO: A Tesla service center is shown in Costa Mesa, California, U.S., March 18, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake
(Reuters) - Tesla Inc has filed an appeal on a U.S. National Labor Relations Board ruling that the electric-car maker had violated U.S. labor law, and on the agency’s order that Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk delete a tweet from the account.

The electric-car maker filed a petition on Friday with the New Orleans-based U.S. Court of Appeals to review the NLRB’s decision and order issued on March 25.

In the petition, Tesla asked the court to review the order and grant Tesla “any further relief which the Court deems just and equitable.”

Last month, the NRLB ordered Tesla to direct Musk to delete the tweet and to post a notice addressing the unlawful tweet at all of its facilities nationwide and include language that says “WE WILL take appropriate steps to ensure Musk complies with our directive.”

In the 2018 tweet, Musk wrote: “Nothing stopping Tesla team at our car plant from voting union. Could do so tmrw if they wanted. But why pay union dues & give up stock options for nothing? Our safety record is 2X better than when plant was UAW & everybody already gets healthcare.”

The NLRB also directed Tesla to offer one former employee reinstatement as well as to rescind 2017 rules that prohibited distributing union literature in its parking lot on non-work time and rules that barred distributing union stickers, leaflets, and pamphlets without first obtaining permission.

SOURE: REUTERS
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the employee was in the wrong - you can't do that at work without permission. sounds like justified termination.
 

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You cannot fire someone for passing out fliers related to union or labor practices.

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You cannot fire someone for passing out fliers related to union or labor practices.

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Yes you can : Under federal law, an employer may prohibit completely non-employee union organizers from entering onto the employer’s private property to distribute and solicit.
 

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Yes you can : Under federal law, an employer may prohibit completely non-employee union organizers from entering onto the employer’s private property to distribute and solicit.
How can you fire someone who's a non-employee?
 

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Yes you can : Under federal law, an employer may prohibit completely non-employee union organizers from entering onto the employer’s private property to distribute and solicit.
That wouldn't be an employee getting fired, now would it?

It's also absurd, that an employer can control union flyers on lunch trucks.

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That wouldn't be an employee getting fired, now would it?

It's also absurd, that an employer can control union flyers on lunch trucks.

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if the action is prohibited and the employee does it, they can be terminated.
 

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if the action is prohibited and the employee does it, they can be terminated.
free speech is a thing even in company's, sure you can make rules saying i can fire you if you say "blank", but that "blank" needs to be justified as harmful, or something like that.
 
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