Tesla has increased wages for workers at its U.S. factories, including production employees, material handlers, and quality inspectors. This information was shared through a flyer posted at the company’s factory in Fremont, California. However, the specific details of the wage increases were not provided in the statement.
According to a statement by Fain on Thursday, Tesla is now following the example set by other car companies like Toyota, Hyundai, and Volkswagen, who have also raised wages recently. Fain believes that the wage increases fall short of what the companies can afford and what autoworkers are worth. He referenced the historic six-week strikes against the Big Three, which led to contract-bound pay increases, as evidence that the UAW can achieve better outcomes.
As of now, Tesla has not responded to requests for comment from Teslarati. Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, took to Twitter to highlight a difference between Tesla and the UAW. He stated that while the UAW allegedly stole millions from workers, Tesla has made many workers millionaires through stock grants. Musk didn’t provide any further details regarding his statement.