Tesla has appealed a U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling from last month that said the automaker violated labor laws and that CEO Elon Musk should delete a tweet.
The March 25th ruling found Tesla fired a union activist and retaliated against another activist. In addition, the ruling stated the company was “coercively interrogating” union supporters and banning workers from communicating with reporters.
As a result, the NLRB said Tesla must rehire the fired employee, and Musk should also delete a tweet sent from his account in 2018, seen below.
Nothing stopping Tesla team at our car plant from voting union. Could do so tmrw if they wanted. But why pay union dues & give up stock options for nothing? Our safety record is 2X better than when plant was UAW & everybody already gets healthcare.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 21, 2018
In a filing on Friday, Tesla is asking the New Orleans-based U.S. Court of Appeals to review the decision and order.
The automaker asks the court to grant Tesla “any further relief which the Court deems just and equitable.” (via Reuters)