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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Tesla Workers Fight for a Union

Nov 27, 2023

Mechanics at seven Tesla repair shops in Sweden went on strike on October 27. These 130 workers want a union agreement and better pay. Their fight just got bigger.

Union workers in other sectors are now refusing to do any tasks related to Tesla. Support strikes are legal in Sweden, and now eight additional unions have joined the fight.

Postal workers will deliver no license plates for new Tesla vehicles. Delivery workers will deliver no parts or supplies.

Dock workers and transport workers refuse to load or unload Tesla vehicles at all Swedish ports. Garbage workers refuse to remove waste. Electricians refuse to make repairs. Painters refuse to work on Tesla cars. Communications workers refuse to make service calls.

In neighboring Norway, 500 unionized Tesla workers announced preparations for sympathy action.

The CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, learned of sympathy strikes from a post on X, the social media platform he owns. Musk was so irritated he tweeted, "This is insane!" His comments went viral, spreading news of this very interesting strike!