The leading manufacturer of electric cars Tesla filed a petition against the decision of the National Labor Relations Administration of the United States, which indicates the firm as a violator of American labor laws, reports Reuters.
The reason why Tesla is accused of violating the laws is a tweet by the company’s CEO, Elon Musk, in which he announced the company’s imminent withdrawal from participation in the union.
“There is nothing stopping the Tesla team at our car factory from voting to join the union. We could do it tomorrow if we wanted to. But why pay union dues and give up stock options for nothing? Our safety record was 2 times better than when the plant was a union member and everyone is already receiving health care, “ Musk wrote in 2018.
The court found that Musk’s statement violated the law, and ordered to delete the tweet, but the billionaire refused to do so.
In a petition filed by Tesla against the court order, the company asks for a review of the decision and to provide it with “any additional assistance that the court deems fair and impartial.”
Earlier, Musk lost a labor dispute.
The next economic war between the United States and China will be related to the problems of climate change, experts promised. Reported by CNBC.
Bank of America’s managing director for research, Haim Israel, suggests that the “climate war” between Washington and Beijing will follow the technology and trade wars, as climate change will become the dominant economic and political theme in the coming decades. “It’s not just about saving the planet. We believe that climate strategies offer a path to global excellence because there is much more at stake here, ” he concluded.
The advantage in the production of electric vehicles will also be important. “So far, about half of the oil goes to the transport market, and cars make up the bulk of it,” Israel said. The expert is confident that whoever becomes the leader in the production of electric vehicles will definitely have a huge advantage in the future. So far, the market is ruled by the American Tesla, but competitors from China are already stepping on its heels.
Under Donald Trump, a trade war broke out between the United States and China, and tensions remain under the administration of new President Joe Biden. In February, he said that the United States is working with the European Union to fight China and resist its “economic abuse and coercion.” Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, Biden said the US and its foreign partners should “make China accountable for its economic practices.”
However, experts are confident that the United States will be richer than China for several decades, judging by GDP per capita. According to the latest data from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), China’s GDP per capita last year was projected at $10,582, which is about six times less than in the United States.
The teenager, who was found guilty of organizing a massive hacking of celebrity Twitter accounts, was sent to an American prison. According to the Tampa Bay Times, 18-year-old Graham Ivan Clark was sentenced to three years in prison.
It is noted that the hacker, who gained access to the accounts, including the head of Tesla Elon Musk, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, made a deal with the investigation and pleaded guilty to all charges.
After three years in prison, the young man will be on probation for another three years. At the time of the crime, Clark was 17 years old, in connection with which he escaped more severe punishment — for an adult American, the minimum prison term for such charges is 10 years. That is how much he can face if he breaks the law during the probationary period.
A cracker is also prohibited from using computers without permission from the police, and only under the supervision of law enforcement officers. He also agreed to conduct searches of homes that he may own and will give out passwords for all accounts he has created. Clarke also transferred all bitcoin cryptocurrency earned from the fraudulent scheme. The amount was about 117 thousand dollars.
One of the largest hacker attacks on the social network occurred on the night of July 15, 2020. The list of victims of the young hacker includes former US President Barack Obama, incumbent President Joe Biden, rapper Kanye West, businessman Michael Bloomberg, Apple and Uber corporations, and many others. In each of the profiles, approximately the same entries appeared: users were asked to transfer to their bitcoin account the amount that they were promised to return in double the amount.
ZSW data indicate that in 2020, 395 thousand electric vehicles, as well as hybrid vehicles, were sold to customers in Germany. At the same time, 322 thousand cars of this type were sold in the USA. Other countries were unable to overcome the level of 200 thousand.
For example, in France and the UK, sales amounted to 195 and 175 thousand units, respectively. Global sales of this vehicle category jumped 38% in 2020.
China remains the leader in terms of sales. However, in the past year, the Chinese market for electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles showed modest growth. It was only 3%.
Tesla became the world leader in terms of sales. German automakers Volkswagen and BMW took 2nd and 4th places. By the end of last year, the total number of electric vehicles and hybrids worldwide had reached 10.9 million. China has 5 million of these machines. In the United States, there are significantly fewer of them — 1.8 million. There are 569,000 registered hybrid and electric vehicles in Germany.
American entrepreneur, founder of Tesla and SpaceX Elon Musk said that he is now creating a new city in the state of Texas. He said this in his Twitter account.
“Creating the city of Starbase, Texas,” the entrepreneur wrote. According to Musk, the area of his own city will be much larger than the village of Boca Chica, where the SpaceX spaceport is located.
In addition, he said that the city will be “very well treated” to the dogs, and its head will bear the title of “doge”.
In December last year, Musk had moved from California to Texas. The billionaire explained that a new Tesla plant is being built in Texas, and criticized the policy of the California authorities regarding entrepreneurs. According to Musk, earlier aircraft companies, like many others, moved their activities from California to other states.
The capital of Texas, Austin, is home to divisions of Tesla and its Boring Company startup, while the coastal village of Boca Chica is home to a SpaceX facility. Before the move, the businessman’s main place of residence was considered Los Angeles. Musk may have made the decision to move because of California’s high-income taxes, and moving to Texas could save billions of dollars.