Is it possible that working for the visionary boy-genius Elon Musk isn’t the modern day utopia that many Tesla cultists believe it is? What about working for the very same CEO that is rushing his employees back to work in the midst of a global pandemic?
On the contrary to Musk’s vision of saving the world (or whatever the hell he thinks his vision is), one worker recently described the company’s Fremont plant as “a modern-day sweatshop,” according to electrek.
Reporting on the company’s safety and working conditions, amidst Elon Musk’s perpetual struggle with “fascist” governments to re-open, another employee said of the company’s flagship factory: “This is a life and death situation.”
That worker, Carlos Gabriel, refused to return to work. He said: “There’s really no room, and this is a factory with recycled air. You’re basically just breathing on each other.”
Another employee talked about a meeting that Tesla had about a week before the factory was reluctantly given the go-ahead to re-open: “We were inches apart from one another. Didn’t look like they made any changes to the line. On the line, we sometimes work on top of each other, touching the same equipment.”
He continued: “They give us a mask and take our temps when we walk in. The bathrooms aren’t always clean and are small. I really don’t feel safe.”
An employee who reached out to electrek added: “Unions have been trying to get in for years with no luck. Everybody knows that Elon wouldn’t allow