Elon Musk CEO of Tesla company has announced the reopening of the California-based plant despite the lockdown, through a tweet. They have also said that they are ready to get arrested, Musk tweeted, ‘Tesla is resuming production against Almada County Rules. I will be in line with everyone else. If anyone is arrested, I ask that it only be me. ‘
Tesla is restarting production today against Alameda County rules. I will be on the line with everyone else. If anyone is arrested, I ask that it only be me.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 11, 2020
After his tweet, a dispute between Tesla and the Authorities has come to light. Musk has been consistently critical about the administration’s order to stay in the house and is seeking permission to open the plant as the Tesla company’s California plant is closed due to the lockdown from March 23. However, the Health Department is refusing to allow it. The administration says a lockdown is necessary to prevent an epidemic like Coronavirus, so Tesla cannot be allowed to open the plant.
Elon Musk’s challenge to the authorities:
Not only this, but Elon has also filed a case against the administration for not permitting to open his company, Tesla. At the same time, he has also challenged the authorities on moving Tesla’s headquarters and the plant out of California, calling the administration’s restrictions wrong. Let us tell you that Tesla has about 20,000 employees in San Francisco Bay, about half of which are in Fremont.
Company’s email to production workers:
Before Elon Musk’s tweet, the company told the production workers via mail to return to work at the Fremont factory. The mail stated that “production workers were being informed that their leaves ended on Sunday. The management will contact them within 24 hours when they have to return to work. Employees who do not want to return to work will be kept on unpaid leave.”
Governor demanded to end the dispute:
California Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday tried to ease tensions over the dispute. He said that Tesla will be able to start production at its plant from next week, and he is confident about this. “It will be a sad day when the Fremont police will run into Tesla and arrest Elon Musk,” said county supervisor Scott Hegarty in the Alameda district where Tesla’s Fremont plant is located.