Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday May 16, 2016

Tesla Exploiting Cheap Labor To Make Its Factories?

How in the world does stuff like this happen and no one takes the blame? Visa violations aside, I find it hard to believe Tesla didn't know they were only paying $5 an hour to the more than a hundred people that were upgrading one of its plants when the average wage in the area is 10x that.

The unemployed electrician had no qualifications to oversee American workers and spoke only a sentence or two of English. He never set foot in South Carolina. The companies that arranged his questionable visa instead sent Lesnik to a menial job in Silicon Valley. He earned the equivalent of $5 an hour to expand the plant for one of the world’s most sophisticated companies, Tesla Motors.