I love Electric Cars. But I will never, EVER buy a Tesla

What Elon Musk did in illegally reopening Tesla is inexcusable and dangerous for his employees, their families and people at high risk of COVID everywhere in Northern California

Two black Teslas at a charging station
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  • On the Dr. Jekyll side of Musk’s personality, laws and agreements don’t seem to mean much to him if he thinks they are hindering him. He has proven this time and time again with his tweets that angered the SEC, which followed with a settlement agreement that he has repeatedly violated. most recently in flouting the shelter in place order in Alameda county to re-open the Tesla plant.

I shop in the same stores Tesla employees shop in.

I go to the same clinics Tesla employees go to

We share banks, gas stations, grocery stores and other essential facilities

What do his employees think about this? At least some of them are pretty pissed off. Not only do they feel that Musk is endangering their lives and the lives of their loved ones, the plant being open means their unemployment options are over. While pretty promises were made about “come back when you feel it is safe” several employees came forward (risky in and of itself) and reported being pressured by supervisors to return.

Blogger, disability advocate, nerd. Bringing the fire on ableism. A11y Architect @ VMware. Wheelchair user w/ a deaf daughter. CS, Law, and Business background

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