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Elon Musk Wants to Gut the National Labor Relations Act
Updated On: Apr 09, 2024
Apr. 9, 2024 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Elon Musk is challenging the New Deal legislation that established the National Labor Relations Board. Experts warn that this is “a serious threat.” [Musk] hates unions, with a white-hot passion that has rendered him delusional. [T]he Tesla CEO explained that “I disagree with the idea of unions…. I just don’t like anything which creates a lords-and-peasants sort of thing.”...When the second-richest man in the world is complaining that giving employees a voice in their workplace creates negativity and “a lords-and-peasants sort of thing,” we’re definitely through the looking glass. But Musk is hardly the first billionaire manufacturer to flip out over the prospect of having to treat workers with the respect that the law requires. The Nation
 
 
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