SF Weekly, the Bay Area’s muckraking newspaper, today published an exposé about poor health and work conditions at Tesla’s Fremont plant. One Tesla factory worker said, “This is a life and death situation.” Another worker, who refused to return to work, said, “It’s a modern-day sweatshop.” Unfortunately, we’ve heard similarly harsh words from Tesla non-unionized employees, who helped build the company into a major success.
Tesla Fremont Factory Stories May 21, 2020
Tesla Fremont Factory Stories April 25, 2020
Bloomberg reports this afternoon that Tesla is calling some workers back to its US assembly plant in Fremont starting next week. The move to get workers back to work would be before Bay Area stay-at-home orders are lifted. The region’s health orders are in effect until at least May 3, but Tesla staff working in paint and stamping operations was called back for April 29.
Tesla Fremont Factory Stories August 23, 2018
A fire started at Tesla Fremont Factory earlier this evening, according to the local fire department.
The cause and extent of the damages are unknown at this point and the efforts to control the fire are still ongoing at the time of writing.
Update: The fire has now been extinguished, said the Fremont Fire Department expand full story
Tesla Fremont Factory Stories August 20, 2018
Following up after his interview with Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Youtuber Marques Brownlee (aka MKBHD) has now released a new video where he walks through Tesla’s Fremont factory with Musk. expand full story
Tesla Fremont Factory Stories April 11, 2018
The United Auto Workers (UAW) has been leading efforts to unionize Tesla’s Fremont factory for the better part of two years.
Now we learn that the union has spent over $400,000 last year alone on its “Tesla Campaign”. expand full story
Tesla Fremont Factory Stories April 4, 2018
Tesla’s Fremont factory, which was already massive, has been growing over the last year as the automaker is ramping its Model 3 production.
Now a new drone flyover of the massive factory gives us an updated look at the plant. expand full story
Tesla Fremont Factory Stories May 14, 2017
Since a first publicized effort in February, the United Auto Workers (UAW) has been trying to unionize Tesla’s factory in Fremont. Last month, they cranked up the pressure and enlisted local groups to push for the union and now Tesla is proactively coming out with a press release claiming that UAW is organizing a media push over claims of safety issues at the factory. expand full story
Tesla Fremont Factory Stories May 2, 2017
Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California is growing faster than ever these days in preparation for the start of Model 3 production. The number of employees at the plant is expected to grow from 6,000 to 9,000 due to the current expansion.
In order to fill some of the hundreds of positions currently listed, Tesla is turning to Mexico for the recruitment of manufacturing engineers. expand full story
Tesla Fremont Factory Stories March 27, 2017
Tesla plans for the launch of the Model 3 to increase its overall production by a factor of 3 by the end of the year. The company has been betting on several expansions around its Fremont factory in order to prepare for the production ramp up.
In December, the city of Fremont approved important expansion plans submitted by Tesla, which the automaker refers to as ‘Tesla Master Plan’, back in October. The plan includes the addition of several new buildings that will almost double the size of the already giant electric vehicle factory – 5.3 million square feet to 9.9 million square feet.
Additionally, the company just finalized a lease for 3 massive warehouses located 20 miles from the Fremont plant and adding 1.3 million square feet to its operational space in the Bay Area. expand full story
Tesla Fremont Factory Stories February 9, 2017
The United Auto Workers has been trying to unionize Tesla’s growing workforce at the Fremont factory for a while now. Last year, UAW President Dennis Williams said that they were “respecting Tesla’s startup status” up until now, but they are seeking to get involved now that Tesla is increasing its production capacity with the Model 3.
Using similar language, a Tesla employee published a blog post today to get the ball rolling again. In a statement to Electrek, Tesla said that it plans to continue “engaging directly with employees” instead. expand full story