p The United Automobile Workers has been trying to unionize factory workers at Tesla's plant on Fremont, California for a few months.
The union is known for securing higher wages and safer working conditions for its members, but it has been receiving considerable backlash over this newest effort.
They have pressured local media groups in "a concerted and professional media push intended to raise questions about safety at Tesla."
In response to this, Tesla has strongly criticized the union and its methods which CEO Elon Musk says are based on anecdotes.
Tesla appears to be proactively trying to discredit the union before they gain significant traction.
In a blog post over the weekend, Tesla has reiterated their goal of creating the safest car factory in the world.