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Court: 2018 Musk tweet unlawfully threatened UAW efforts

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By KEVIN McGILL
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that a 2018 Twitter post by Tesla CEO Elon Musk unlawfully threatened Tesla employees with the loss of stock options if they decided to be represented by a union. Friday’s ruling by a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans upheld a March 2021 order by the National Labor Relations Board. That ruling ordered Musk to delete the tweet. The case arose from United Auto Workers’ organizing efforts at a Tesla facility in Fremont, California. Also upheld was the board’s order that Tesla reinstate and provide back pay to an employee who was fired for union-organizing activity.

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