Tesla accused of using cheap foreign labor to build its US factories

Workers were reportedly paid as little as $5 an hour

A report by The Mercury News has exposed Tesla’s use of imported foreign labor to help build its Silicon Valley factories. The article describes how a German company, contracted by the automaker to expand its facilities, exploited the visa system to bring in laborers from Eastern Europe. These workers were reportedly paid as little as $5 an hour while American counterparts earned an hourly rate of $52. Responding to the article on Twitter, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said, “Only heard about this today. Sounds like the wrong thing happened on many levels. Will investigate and make it right.”

SOURCE: http://www.theverge.com

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