On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss recent reporting on the working conditions at Tesla, the manufacturer of futuristic electric cars. How has the company addressed safety?
Reporting on its Fremont factory indicates workers have been sliced by machinery, crushed by forklifts, and burned in electrical explosions. Tesla disputes much of the reporting, and says its injury rate for last year was better than the industry average. The company is being investigated by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, and complaints against it will be heard by the National Labor Relations Board on June 11. Tesla is worth around $50 billion. What are conditions like for the roughly 10,000 workers on its assembly line?
Caroline O’Donovan, senior technology reporter for BuzzFeed News
Will Evans, labor and workplace reporter for Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting
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