Tag: Safety

Frontline Tesla Workers Send Letter to Independent Board Members Requesting Safety Data, Transparency on Pay, and Neutrality

Frontline Tesla Workers Send Letter to Independent Board Members Requesting Safety Data, Transparency on Pay, and Neutrality Fremont, Ca – A group of Tesla workers sent an open letter to the independent members of Tesla’s Board of Directors on Monday, in which they formally requested access to the company’s safety plan, clarity on compensation and neutrality and non-retaliation agreements as they try to form a union. Read the letter in its entirety here. In May, an employee provided Tesla’s OSHA 300 logs to WorkSafe, a nonprofit focused on protecting people from job-related hazards. The data showed Tesla had a worse safety record ... Read more

President Williams’ Workers Memorial Day Statement

“It is estimated that twelve workers lose their life on the job every day in the United States. This is unacceptable and affects many of us in many ways; spouses become widows, children lose a mother or father, co-workers lose a friend and we, as a union, lose a brother or sister. On April 28th, we take time to reflect and remember those who went to work but unfortunately never returned home because they lost their life while on the job. Today we are reminded to remain vigilant in the workplace and in the halls of State Legislatures and Congress ... Read more

Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on Passage of S.J. Res. 27

The following is a statement from UAW President Dennis Williams regarding today’s passage of S.J. Res. 27 Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to “Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness.” In a slap to the face of American workers, the Senate vote today to rollback workplace protections that have existed for over forty years. This bill puts workers’ lives and well-being at great risk. It recklessly eliminates common sense, long standing recordkeeping policies that simply required large employers in hazardous industries to keep their health ... Read more

UAW statement on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order

DETROIT — UAW President Dennis Williams issued the following statement today regarding President Obama’s executive order on fair pay and safe workplaces:  “I commend President Obama for signing an executive order that will hold companies that receive significant taxpayer dollars more accountable for their actions. Thanks to President Obama’s bold move, companies that repeatedly violate worker rights and workplace safety standards will no longer receive taxpayer funds or contracts with the federal government. Right now in America, it is far too easy for unscrupulous employers to hide critical information that protects workers. Gone unchecked, some employers continue violating their employees’ ... Read more