Tell Tesla Inc: Give ALL Workers 100% Paid Leave NOW and Tell Us Your Plans

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Tell Tesla Inc: Give ALL Workers 100% Paid Leave NOW and Tell Us Your Plans

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Carlos Gabriel started this petition to Elon Musk Cofounder and CEO of Tesla Inc.

As COVID-19 spreads, Tesla Inc. is failing to protect our health - as workers, neighbors, customers - by failing to offer every person who works there 100% paid leave to stay home to prevent further spreading of the virus known as COVID-19, and by failing to tell us what their plans are if COVID-19 disrupts their operations. 

Current research suggests that COVID-19 can live on surfaces for up to three days. As a multi-billion-dollar corporation, which employs close to 50,000 employees nationally, Tesla can and should put public health before their own profits and market share. It is not just dangerous but also immoral that Tesla Inc. has not made it easier for people to stay home and has not told us - workers, customers, small-business sellers, and neighbors - what to expect if Tesla workers or facilities are exposed to COVID-19.

Not too long ago Elon Musk deliberately underplayed the threats of COVID-19 via Twitter.

We deserve better - Join us in telling CEO Elon Musk and Tesla Inc.’s Board of Directors they should put the health of their employees over profits IMMEDIATELY.

Tesla Inc. is failing to protect our health - as customers, workers, and neighbors - by not telling us what their plans are if facilities are contaminated, or suspected of being contaminated. Tesla has a responsibility to us all.

One of the biggest factories on the planet refuses to do the right thing by thousands of employees who are working tirelessly to ensure millions of customers get their electric products.

Even more, Tesla has closed its offices and told SOME of its employees to work from home: mostly the better paid corporate employees with desk jobs. Although faced with an international public health epidemic, Tesla refuses to give ALL workers paid leave.

Many production factory employees and delivery drivers don't have the option of working from home -- but that doesn’t mean Tesla should risk everyone's health, or their workers'. Moreover, if Tesla’s workers do not have fully paid leave, it means they can't feed their families or pay their bills.

We demand that Tesla takes action to protect us all!

Close Tesla facilities at the first question of contamination to protect public health, including the close to 50 thousand people who work in their factories.

Make plans public in advance so everyone - workers, neighbors, sellers, customers, public officials - can know what to expect at the point of contamination.

Fully paid leave for all people whose work is disrupted by closures.

Cover testing and health care for all workers who have possibly been exposed.

Provide 100% paid leave to EVERY SINGLE PERSON who works for Tesla, including during any quarantine period for workers with immediate family members who have shown symptoms of coronavirus.

Provide fully paid family leave for people who miss work because of school closures for their children, exposed sick or hospitalized family members.

Ensure everyone working directly or indirectly for Tesla has unlimited “time off task” to take care of their bodies (including hydrate sufficiently, and go to the bathroom) and to wash their hands, as often as needed.

Extend these benefits to ALL people who work - direct and indirectly - for every Tesla property, subsidiary, contractor and subcontractor, including SolarCity, Tesla Grohmann Automation, Maxwell Technologies, DeepScale, Hibar Systems -- every single person worldwide.

This moment will demonstrate if Tesla stands true in their quest at making the world a safer place to live. It has been reported Tesla donated millions to China’s CDC to combat the virus, however, no other funding has been reported towards other countries where their facilities are located, including the United States where they employ thousands.

We trust Elon Musk and Tesla Inc.’s Board of Directors will do right by us all in putting our HEALTHS OVER PROFITS!

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