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Tesla Workers Start a Drive to Unionize Solar-Panel Factory

Dec. 13, 2018, 9:11 PM

Employees at Tesla Inc.’s solar-panel factory in Buffalo, New York, are kicking off an organizing campaign, a fresh challenge to the automaker that has so far successfully resisted efforts by the United Auto Workers to organize its sole car plant in Fremont, California.

The campaign to organize about 300 production and maintenance employees at the western New York facility is a partnership between the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the United Steelworkers, who began hearing from employees earlier this year, according to local USW organizing coordinator Dave Wasiura. “They want a fair wage that’s reflective of the state investment ...

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