Last week, Tesla fired of hundreds of employees from its production line, just when Model 3 production is ramping up. The United Auto Workers filed a complaint today to the National Relations Board on behalf of the Tesla workers that were fired from the assembly plant. The complaint, which UAW posted a copy of on their website, alleges that the pro-union workers were unfairly targeted and let go.
The UAW explains that the complaint was made on Wednesday to the Oakland office’s of the National Relations Board. The union believes that of the hundreds of employees that were let go last week, many were in a pro-union movement at the Fremont assembly plant, and also included those who wore pro-union stickers and shirts.
This new complaint by the UAW follows a lawsuit that was filed on Tuesday by a former employee. Jalopnik reports that Abraham Duarte’s complaint filed in Alameda County Superior Court alleges Tesla failed to give adequate notice to layoffs under the California WARN Act. Attorney for Duarte claims that Tesla purposefully used performance reviews as a cover-up for a company-instituted layoffs so that it would not have to provide any notices to terminate 50 or more people.
Since the first terminations that occurred at the Fremont factory, two lawsuits have since been filed against Tesla, alleging that the company has committed wrong on two occasions. This is definitely not a good look for Tesla.