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Tesla’s Fremont factory will reduce its workforce from 10,000 to 2,500 workers

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    envy
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    Musk also offered an underwhelming promise to make ventilators I guess that is one way to keep your factories open, when only critical infrastructure is allowed to remain open.

    Musk also offered an underwhelming promise to make ventilators

    I guess that is one way to keep your factories open, when only critical infrastructure is allowed to remain open.

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    1. emdash
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      That's almost worth posting in its own right, just to highlight Elon's ineptness. The dude is constitutionally incapable of shutting up.

      That's almost worth posting in its own right, just to highlight Elon's ineptness. The dude is constitutionally incapable of shutting up.

      5 votes
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    Deimos
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    They're going to shut down at end-of-day Monday now: https://ir.tesla.com/news-releases/news-release-details/tesla-operational-update

    They're going to shut down at end-of-day Monday now: https://ir.tesla.com/news-releases/news-release-details/tesla-operational-update

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    1. skybrian
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      After this is over, I think Tesla workers and their families are going to be in a good position for a class-action lawsuit.

      After this is over, I think Tesla workers and their families are going to be in a good position for a class-action lawsuit.

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  3. skybrian
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    From the article: [...]

    From the article:

    Tesla Motors’ main factory will remain open and will be allowed to operate at limited capacity, despite a previous order from county officials that declared the automobile plant nonessential during an area-wide lockdown over the coronavirus.

    Tesla has committed to reducing its workforce from about 10,000 people to about 2,500 at its factory in Fremont, California, an Alameda County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson told BuzzFeed News on Wednesday, noting that despite earlier reports of a shutdown, the plant will remain open. On Tuesday, the sheriff's office issued a directive noting that Tesla could “maintain basic minimum operations.”

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    In a follow-up call on Wednesday afternoon, Kelly told BuzzFeed News that "producing cars" is not considered essential. If the company is found to be manufacturing automobiles, the county would take action to bring them under compliance with the law, he said.

    "[Manufacturing cars] violates our health order and we're asking them to go to basic minimum functions," he said.

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