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February 28, 2017

Musk: Frozen Yogurt Will Beat Labor Union

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As Elon Musk slams a union organizing drive, his solution to keeping his workers happy is offering them frozen yogurt and other “little things:”

“There will also be little things that come along like free frozen yogurt stands scattered around the factory and my personal favorite: a Tesla electric pod car roller coaster (with an optional loop the loop route, of course!) that will allow fast and fun travel throughout our Fremont campus, dipping in and out of the factory and connecting all the parking lots,” Musk wrote. “It’s going to get crazy good.”

After a Tesla employee spoke up about alleged unsafe working conditions and poor pay, Musk denied all the accusations as “outright false,” citing an overflowing parking lot as evidence of employee satisfaction:

Musk dismissed that account as untrue and said the evidence of this was Tesla’s overflowing employee parking lot (emphasis ours). “Obviously, this cannot be true: if three quarters of his team suddenly went on medical leave, we would not be able to operate that part of the factory. Furthermore, if things were really even worse in other departments, that would mean something like 80% or more of the factory would be out on injury, production would drop to virtually nothing and the parking lot would be almost empty.”