This will not end well ... UAW goes on the offensive in attempt to unionize Tesla’s factory, sends out organizers The most recent effort to unionize the plant was started earlier this month by a plea from a single Tesla employee, which CEO Elon Musk reduced to a “union agitator” placed by UAW. After Musk made the statement, the UAW denied having anything to do with the employee in question, but they said that they have been contacted by Tesla workers. Today, Williams said that organizers are now in Fremont: “We have organizers out there. I do have a guy I hired who is a labor organizer but there’s nothing abnormal about it.” While they claim to be only now sending organizers, Williams said that they have been in contact with “a group of employees” for about “6-7 months”. As we previously reported, the UAW has actually been sniffing around Tesla’s growing workforce at the Fremont factory for a while longer than that. There were a few attempts over the years dating back in 2014, but last year, UAW President Dennis Williams said that they were “respecting Tesla’s startup status” up until now.