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Sun Jan 10 2010 (Updated 01/19/10)Protest at Tesla Motors' Menlo Park Dealership
Sun Jan 10 2010 (Updated 01/19/10)Worker Safety Advocates Question Tesla's Plans to Build Green Cars on Toxic Site
Last month members of the California Coalition for Workers Memorial Day accompanied movie propmaker and former Downey Studio worker Steve Basile on a visit to the San Carlos, California headquarters of Tesla Motors, Inc. Together they asked Tesla, makers of high-end electric cars, to consider the number of health problems that have been connected with the Downey site before putting a manufacturing facility in that city. Tesla Vice President for Communications Ricardo Reyes assured the group at that time that the company had no intention of making a decision in haste, and said Tesla would make arrangements to meet with workers who have been injured in Downey.
One month later with all calls and emails to Tesla unanswered, the worker safety advocates were joined by the Raging Grannies in demonstrating in front of the car company's tony Menlo Park showroom. Protesters carried signs saying "Downey's Brownfields Aren't Green" and sang of solidarity with workers, then held a press conference attended by both corporate and independent media reporters.
Read more | Photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | Video | California Coalition for Workers Memorial Day
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Community Keeps Memory of Yanira Serrano Alive Thursday Jun 9th 3:36 PM
Community Remembrance in Honor of Yanira Serrano (1 comment) Friday May 27th 4:06 PMMore Local News...
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Millions of Acres of Forest Will Remain Protected for Marbled Murrelets in WA, OR, CA Wednesday Aug 3rd 3:37 PM
Pre-Paid Phone "Security" Law Threatens to Make Black Lives Even Harder Thursday May 12th 9:37 PM
Apple's social plan to beat Facebook Wednesday Feb 17th 3:32 PM
Feds Launch Review of Endangered West Coast Orcas Wednesday Jan 27th 5:18 PM
'Granny Power' documentary about the Raging Grannies finished at last Friday Jun 13th 12:58 AM
Apple, the State and Social Rights Monday May 12th 6:01 AM
Re-feudalization Thursday Apr 24th 4:46 AMMore Global News...
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CA Injured Workers Face Stacked Deck During Workers’ Comp Appeals Process-Injured Nurse Co (1 comment) Thursday Aug 25th 5:34 AM
Privatizer Larry Ellison worth $51.6 Billion & Oracle Moving Ahead With Charter School Sunday Aug 14th 6:25 PM
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Blatantly disregarding public will, Coastal Commission votes to fire executive director Friday Feb 12th 5:14 PM
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LaborTech 2015 The Gig Economy, Labor Communication Media And The Smart Phone Tuesday Jun 2nd 11:11 AM
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