Friday, April 07, 2017

History of the new economy

Green tech, long green
Tesla workers make luxury vehicles that can cost $90,000 or more but, unlike the people at Henry Ford’s plant, have no chance of buying one. “Seventeen dollars to $21 without a lot of benefits is not much higher than you can get being a gardener or a hotel clerk,” said Nelson Lichtenstein, a labor history professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Tesla is the only US automaker using non-union labour in the United States.  A UAW organizing drive is beginning among the 6000 labourers at their California plant.
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