Unions aim to organize workers at Tesla plant

The United Steelworkers and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers have launched a drive to organize production and maintenance workers at Tesla's solar products factory in South Buffalo.

Tesla employs about 400 people at the RiverBend factory. The Steelworkers said workers at the facility had reached out to that union about organizing, and that the Steelworkers and IBEW agreed to work jointly on the effort.

"The only way we can ensure that we have a voice in the company and have equal rights across the board is with a union contract," said Aaron Nicpon, a member of the internal organizing committee, in a statement provided by the Steelworkers. "We want to have a voice at Tesla so we that we can have a better future for ourselves and our families."


This was on Brian's facebook page


Early start to the day outside of Tesla with the IBEW, USW, Assembly member-elect Pat Burke, and other labor allies. The green economy has got to be built on living-wage jobs.
So what is a living wage?

I know people who literally can't live on $110k a year. They are always broke. On the other hand I know people who live on $50k a year that always have cash in their pocket and get by just fine.