Tesla and Elon Musk broke the law in labor dispute, judge rules

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In 2017, Tesla violated the National Labor Relations Act several times, Bloomberg reports, by threatening employees and retaliating against them, an administrative judge ruled today in California. Also, a May 2018 Elon Musk tweet — where Musk said that joining a union meant giving up Tesla stock options — was also illegal, the judge found.

Tesla fired one union supporter; the judge’s order says this person should be reinstated with back pay. Another…

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