Intimidating environment

Posted by / 20-Nov-2017 04:21

That agreement, according to a copy obtained by the blog Teslarati, bars workers from sharing information about Tesla products, communicating with the media about Tesla, posting photos or videos taken inside Tesla facilities online, and writing “about your work in any social media, blog, or book.”More recently, nearly 60 labor and community groups signed a letter criticizing the confidentiality agreement and taking Musk to task for creating a work environment in which some workers feel their right to discuss union activities has been stifled.“You can’t fix problems if you’re not allowed to talk about them,” said Tesla employee Michael Sanchez in an email forwarded by the communications team representing the union.

In social science and politics, power is the ability to influence or outright control the behaviour of people.

The charges, copies of which were obtained by Buzz Feed News, specifically make reference to an event on Feb.

10 in which Tesla allegedly intimidated three employees who were “passing out literature regarding their union organizing efforts, working conditions, the confidentiality agreement, and their rights under the NLRA.” On March 23, the charge alleges, Tesla broke the law by “instructing employees they were not allowed to pass out any literature unless it was pre-approved by the employer.”In an emailed statement, Tesla said it is “aware of the filing of unfair labor practice allegations” but “believes the [unfair labor practice] allegations are entirely without merit.” The company said it plans to respond “as part of the NLRB process.” Tesla's confidentiality agreement is embedded below.

Also called "positional power," it is the power of an individual because of the relative position and duties of the holder of the position within an organization.

Legitimate power is formal authority delegated to the holder of the position.

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The term "authority" is often used for power perceived as legitimate by the social structure.

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