The UAW has gone so far as to get information on Facebook and Twitter, and to push reporters to cover stories regarding the safety at Tesla. Though Tesla has fewer incidents than the industry average, and is showing that it's doing everything it can in terms of safety, the UAW hopes that shedding light on a few issues will aid in their attempt to unionize the Silicon Valley electric automaker.
Are there incidents and concerns at Tesla? Of course there are. Just like any other company, issues come to light from time to time, and Tesla has made it clear that they have been addressed. Musk personally addressed the issues a few months ago in a leaked email to Tesla employess. Now the company has taken it a step with its recent press release.
Tesla is well aware that while there are media agencies that will see past the union's ploys, and not take the bait, there are others that will publish inaccurate and defaming stories without taking the time to seek the truth. For this reason, Tesla is trying to curb such actions ahead of time. The electric automaker points out details as to exactly how it's continually improving safety at the factory in Fremont.