In recent times, there have been attempts by the staff of large companies to form a union. Amazon and Apple are currently dealing with preventing their staff from forming a union. Now, another American company, Tesla is also doing the same. According to reports, Tesla hired a public relations firm 3 to 4 years ago to monitor employees on Facebook. The company is doing this to prevent its workers from forming a union. The documents show that in 2017 and 2018, when some workers tried to unionize at the Tesla factory in Fremont, California, Tesla paid consulting firm MWW PR to have a Facebook group. The aim of the firm is to monitor and know the anchors of the union. Generally, the firm monitors all Tesla employees on social media broadly.
Two things that MWW PR is paying close attention to are: discussions alleging unfair labor practices at Tesla, and discussions about sexual harassment lawsuits. While Tesla’s spying on employees took place years ago, analysts say it’s not surprising. This is because it is difficult to “understand Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s social media priorities”.
As we all know, Musk recently struck a deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion. For years, Musk has relied on Twitter to promote his company, mocking or criticizing those deemed enemies, including short sellers, whistleblowers, the UAW, journalists, and elected officials within the Democratic Party.
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A spokesperson for MWW PR told CNBC:
“MWW consulted with Tesla in 2017-2018 on a broad employee communications engagement during a period of rapid growth at the Company. It is a common practice to review media coverage and public social conversation about a company to gain insights into issues and perceptions of stakeholders about the brand.”
Tesla to roll out a feature that automatically closes windows when it rains
In response to user feedback, Musk promised that Tesla will launch a new feature. This new feature will help users automatically close any open windows when rain is detected. This is to prevent moisture in the car. According to Elon Musk, replying to a beta tester of the Tesla Full-Self-Driving, this feature will roll out soon.
The Twitter user asked: “Do we have the ability to automatically close the windows if Tesla detects rain…?” Musk replied, “Of course@. However, Musk did not indicate the specific launch time of the feature.
Tesla already provides most of the user-friendly body control functions, such as “auto-lock when leaving the car.” Of course, this feature needs to be enabled by the user through the “Lock” menu. When the user leaves the car with a phone or car keys, it automatically locks the doors and trunk.
Additionally, users can enable the “Close doors and windows when locked” feature. When the user turns on both settings, the car automatically locks and closes the windows when people leave, with the exception of when it is parked in the garage at home.