The National Labor Relations Board on Thursday ordered Tesla Inc. to reinstate an employee it fired in 2017 and said Chief Executive Elon Musk must remove a three-year-old tweet urging against unionizing.
Tesla said in filings that Ortiz was fired for lying during an investigation into a Facebook post about union activity at the company.
“The NLRB ruling is not enough, but it’s an important message.”“Ultimately, we need reform,” she added, saying the PRO Act would provide for injunctive relief and damages in a case like this.
In 2018, as the UAW continued to try to organize Tesla employees, the Tesla CEO tweeted: “Nothing stopping Tesla team at our car plant from voting union.
In addition, Tesla must post a notice at its plant that it was found to have violated labor law.