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Elon Musk Accuses UAW of Drumming Up Safety Issue

On 60 Minutes Musk gets defensiveon his poor labor relations

Brian Young's picture
Dec 13, 2018

On Sunday, Tesla founder Elon Musk was on 60 Minutes to discuss Tesla and the companies failure to meet manufacturing demands with the Model 3. During the interview, Lesley Stahl asked Musk about allegations that the company is overworking staff, underreporting injuries and abusive conditions. Instead of accepting that there are changes that need to be made Musk had this to say:

Elon Musk: Well, it's important to emphasize that there's been an aggressive campaign by the UAW to absolutely attack Tesla with a load of nonsense in-- in order to try to unionize the company.

Lesley Stahl: So you think they drummed up these charges?

Elon Musk: Yes. These are utter nonsense.

Lesley Stahl: Well, there are several investigations by the press and by regulators in California about injuries on the job. Breathing toxic fumes, stress injuries, over 100 ambulance calls.

Elon Musk: I don't think that's correct.

Elon Musk: I was literally living in the factory. If these-- if there's, like, toxic fumes, I'm breathing them. Okay?

Anti-union billionaires like Musk always think there is a conspiracy against them, even when their workers are hurting and dying or maybe he just decided to get high before his interview.

Click here to watch the full interview.

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