Tesla slapped with unfair labor practices complaint by NLRB

The National Labor Relations Board on Thursday filed a complaint against Tesla Inc., and said it is investigating the electric-car company for allegedly intimidating and harassing union organizers.

Some employees at Tesla’s auto plant in Fremont, Calif., have reportedly been working for almost a year with the United Auto Workers in an effort to form a union — a move Tesla management is opposed to.

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The workers’ complaints were filed with the NLRB in April but date back to a series of events ranging from November to March. According to NLRB documents, workers distributing union literature were told by security to leave the premises, employees were surveilled and “interrogated,” and managers attempted to prohibit workers from discussing union activities.

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