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Labor Unions Step Up Campaign Against Tesla in Solidarity with Striking Swedish Mechanics

HeadlineNov 21, 2023

In Sweden, labor unions are continuing their blockade against Tesla in response to Elon Musk’s electric car manufacturer’s refusal to sign a collective bargaining agreement for higher wages and better working conditions with its mechanics. Dockworkers at dozens of Swedish ports have refused to unload Tesla cars from ships. Meanwhile, electricians stopped repair work at Tesla’s charging stations. Swedish postal workers have also joined the strike, halting the delivery and collection of mail at all Tesla sites in Sweden. The strike began in late October, impacting at least 12 of Tesla’s service centers in Sweden. This comes as the United Auto Workers union looks to organize Tesla plants here in the United States, following their successful strike against the Big Three U.S. automakers.

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