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To: CEO Elon Musk and Chairwoman Robyn Denholm

Tesla Motors Base Pay Increase

My name is Dare and I work at the Tesla location in Richmond, Va. My coworkers and I are seeking a higher base pay for the Tesla Adviser position and the VPS position. So far the response from our local managers has been to divide and intimidate us in our efforts. We are legally allowed to work together to ask for fair wages and treatment. We are determined as a team to move forward together.

We have stood by the company's side through all of the changes and scares with resilience. We deserve fair and open negotiations especially now that we are being asked to go through yet another change that is requiring us to do the work of what was originally three separate people's jobs. We have lost a lot of great people over this past year due to Tesla's culture which was quite different from what we were told as we were being recruited.

We believe in Tesla's ultimate mission and want to see the company succeed with us as an integral part of that mission. But, in order to do so, a real culture of sustainability needs to be established. That not only includes transitioning the world to sustainable energy and transportation but sustainable human rights practices such as being able to work together as a team to negotiate fair wages and treatment.

I love the idea of working together in a more group oriented practice but with this change came a very slight increase in base pay and a devastating decrease in commission. We rely heavily on this to make ends meet. Therefore, we are requesting a 15% increase in base pay to bring us closer to a living wage.

We look forward to working together to make a sustainable change in Tesla's internal culture as well as a change in the world as a whole.

Why is this important?

We all love Tesla and want to see the company do well but we need to be able to take care of ourselves as well. We have been told to be scrappy while watching our wages diminish, our work load increase, and continuous promises of a better future if we push though now. This future will not come at Tesla if we do not fight for it. The company is doing exceedingly well with stocks and sales but the amount we make has decreased. Our VPS' and TA's do not make a living wage and we are fighting to breathe life into a company that is not doing the same for us.

We love Tesla and our teammates. Even though it is hard to fight for ourselves let's do our best to fight for each other. Tesla will be great and make a real change in this world but only if we hold it to what is right. Please join me in signing this petition and helping Tesla become sustainable not only in our products but how we treat our people. Let's dare to do more and be more.

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Reasons for signing

  • The quality of tesla's staff in China is becoming more and more like that of a local 4s shop . I'm very disappointed with the treatment of employees in china. Traditional tough sales targets, everyone is like a pyramid scheme, better to do some advertising, such a practice is too low.
  • I am a former employee, and I support all of the above statements. I left due to how Tesla treated their employees, although I loved the mission and my coworkers. I encourage all current Tesla employees to sign this petition if they have similar sentiments, and I commend Dare for her bravery and her unwavering dedication to further Tesla’s mission towards sustainability whilst advocating on behalf of those who really make the biggest impact-the workers.
  • I worked at Tesla for 3 years. In that time I saw drastic changes to not only the company, but the culture. Unfortunately, the employees were the ones who paid the price each time. I witnessed overwhelming dedication of employees in support of the mission, only for them to be let down when they needed Tesla most. I applaud all Tesla employees past, present and future. Keep up the great work!

Updates

2020-01-18 09:22:53 -0500

1,000 signatures reached

2020-01-18 06:49:33 -0500

500 signatures reached

2020-01-15 11:20:27 -0500

100 signatures reached

2020-01-15 10:44:15 -0500

50 signatures reached

2020-01-14 13:35:21 -0500

25 signatures reached

2020-01-13 15:27:46 -0500

10 signatures reached