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The National Labor Relations Board has opened an investigation into worker conditions at Tesla’s Fremont, Calif., manufacturing plant. The NLRB filed a complaint Thursday based on charges documented in April by workers and the United Auto Workers union claiming unfair labor practices. Tensions have been increasing as Tesla scales up the factory’s production schedule to […]

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Word has it that General Motors is mulling whether to discontinue the Chevrolet Volt in 2020 and replace it in 2022 with a crossover-style variant, but would this be desirable? According to Reuters, which cited “people familiar with the plans,” the Volt is one of six presumably under-selling vehicles the automaker is thinking about canceling. […]

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As Tesla prepares for Model 3 production and up to 10-times planned growth, its Fremont, Calif. factory workers are complaining of low pay, safety risks, and long hours. Tesla, which has about 6,200 non-union employees, also makes workers sign confidentiality agreements which are coming under scrutiny by California legislators. For its part, Tesla says it […]

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