Tesla workers say they’ve been left confused, scared, and frustrated as the coronavirus spreads rapidly through the US (TSLA)

Latest news
tesla employee

Nine Tesla employees criticized the company’s response to the novel coronavirus in interviews with Business Insider.
They said Tesla has been slow to act and hasn’t done as much as it can to keep workers safe.
Tesla has closed its California car plant and New York solar roof-tile factory, but has left its Nevada battery factory open, as well as at least some of its stores and service centers.
Tesla did not respond to a request for comment on this story.
Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus has come at a particularly bad time for one Tesla service employee who’s dealing with a health issue.

After his request for medical leave was denied, he has found himself with little to do, given the work restrictions outlined by his doctor.

“I don’t see a point of me even being at work,” he said.

He’s concerned about more than aimlessness. He fears interacting with customers could expose him to the coronavirus, an especially frightening prospect given the uncertainty surrounding his health.

“I’m just worried that if I do get sick, it’s going to affect me disproportionately,” he said.

The coronavirus has thrown the global economy into crisis, forcing companies to move quickly to keep their workers safe as the virus has spread through over 170 countries and territories. Nine Tesla employees who spoke to Business Insider said they were frustrated with the electric-car maker’s response to the virus, saying it has been slow and insufficient. Each of them asked for anonymity due to a fear of retaliation from the company.

“They’re more concerned about profitability then they are about us,” a delivery employee said.

Tesla did not respond to a request for comment on this story.

Are you a current or former Tesla employee? Do you have an opinion about what it’s like to work there? Contact this reporter at [email protected] You can also reach out on Signal at 646-768-4712 or email this reporter’s encrypted address at [email protected]

Tesla has run low on hand sanitizer

Last week, much of the attention focused on Tesla’s Fremont, California, car factory, which is located in Alameda County. On March 17, Alameda County issued an order for all nonessential businesses to cease most activity. In the days after the order, the county said Tesla was an essential business and could continue normal operations before reversing that stance. An Alameda County representative told BuzzFeed on March 18 that Tesla was no longer allowed to make cars, but that evening, Valerie Workman, Tesla’s head of human resources for North America, sent an internal email suggesting production would continue. Two workers who were at the factory that night confirmed that vehicles were made during their shift.

The next day, Tesla said it would halt production at the end of Monday. In the week before that decision, three employees said there wasn’t enough hand sanitizer at the Fremont factory, and while the company handed out masks, two said the factory was too crowded …read more


Source:: Usa Latest News


(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *