I had to laugh a little inside when I read this
Tesla is happy to do things differently than other automakers, from the company-owned stores to the all-electric drivetrain. It also doesn’t use union workers at its factory in Fremont, California (the former NUMMI plant, pictured). But now the United Auto Workers (UAW) is testing the waters for representation at the plant, according to a report in the San Francisco Chronicle.
UAW President Bob King has revealed that the UAW has created an organizing committee in Fremont. How this would change things at Tesla – and whether it would be a good or bad thing – is not really known, but it would certainly make the EV company more like the Big Three in this one aspect.
The cars cost so much already that I don’t know how much, if any, the union wages and benefits package will change the sticker price. But if the lawsuits for the car’s batteries catching on fire don’t kill this company, the UAW probably will.