Tesla factory workers plan Juneteenth protest, demand statement from Elon Musk – Roadshow

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Elon Musk will say just about anything, it seems, except that Black Lives Matter and that isn’t sitting well with employees.

Elon Musk is an interesting guy. He’ll very often take to Twitter to voice his opinions on shelter-in-place restrictions or certain rescue divers, but when his employees actually want him to say something — specifically that Black Lives Matter — his voice is nowhere to be heard.

That’s enough for a group of Tesla’s Fremont factory employees to stage a protest against Musk’s silence and to commemorate Juneteenth, which celebrates the end of slavery in the US, by holding a rally at Fremont factory, according to a report published by Protocol on Thursday.

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There have been internal statements made by other high-level Tesla employees, such as its North American head of human resources, Valerie Workman. Workman published a letter to Tesla employees and 영등포출장안마 later in a post on LinkedIn titled Bringing My Whole Self to Work at Tesla, which talks about the realities of being Black in America.

“Fearing for the lives of my husband and sons is a constant nagging undercurrent that I suppress so that I can go about my day (just as my mother, my grandmother and my great-grandmother learned to live with this fact of life),” Workman writes in her letter. “Despite being a proponent of bringing your whole self to work, I never discuss this part of my life in the office.”

Despite this openness from executive staff, Tesla’s employees of color 성남출장안마 want some reassurance from their larger-than-life leader that not only does he stand against racism, but that he stands with them. At this point, it seems doubtful that they’ll get it.

Tesla’s head of US HR sent an email to employees this morning saying they could take Juneteenth off. Some employees were already at work by the time they received the email. Then she clarified that it’s unpaid time off. pic.twitter.com/oTO3dV0RBH

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On June 19, however, an email surfaced via Twitter from Workman who told workers they may have the day off to “celebrate, reflect or participate in events” meaningful to staff. According to the tweet, 부천출장안마 출장안마 this email allegedly came after some workers already reported for their shifts. Further, Workman followed up clarifying those who take the day will not be paid.

Tesla didn’t immediately respond to Roadshow’s request for comment.

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A-League winter move excites Mariners boss

Central Coast chief executive Shaun Mielekamp has welcomed the A-League’s partial shift towards playing in winter months.

The 2020-21 A-League season will be played from December to July after a revised broadcast agreement was struck between the FFA and Fox Sports last week.

FFA chief executive James Johnson has hinted the move to at least play some of the competition in winter may extend beyond the 12-month broadcast arrangement if it proves to be a success.

Domestic professional football in Australia has been a summer sport since 1989.

Mielekamp says the move is worth a go as the league aims to recover from the COVID-19 crisis.

“There are heaps of questions to be answered in regards to the long term, what a winter code will look like for the A-League, but for us here and now we’re quite intrigued by it,” Mielekamp said.

“We’re very positive that this could be something very good for us to be able to really engage with grassroots in their season.

“It’s not exactly a move fully in through to winter because it’s still pretty warm in December and January, but it does allow us to really get going with with the A-League, get going as a club and allow us to help build and grow participation numbers and 모텔출장안마 connect with the grassroots.”

Mielekamp says the impact of the reduced deal, reportedly worth $32 million, will only be truly known once clubs know their slice of the income.

With many of the club’s staff still on the government’s JobKeeper program, Mielekamp admitted the league’s shutdown since March had been a tough period for the Mariners.

“What’s going to happen in the league has been the big cloud that’s been hanging over us,” he said.

“The amount of times that we made a plan that it might go this way, might go that way but now we can have some surety about what we need to do moving forward.

“One thing that we’re very good at, we’re very skilled at, is we’re used to cutting our cloth and working off the smell of an oily rag.

“It’s almost going to be one of the advantages for us that we are very rehearsed at working in tight budgets and working in some pretty strict parameters.”

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