Tesla is searching for all the help it can get.
According to a job posting on Tesla’s website, the electric vehicle maker wants a Scandinavian public policy expert with a “passion for Tesla’s mission,” who will make sure the “political, regulatory and fiscal frameworks of the ‘Nordics’ support Tesla’s mission.”
Whoever takes the job must reckon with the labor battle between Tesla and the Nordic region.
The battle began in late October when a handful of Tesla mechanics joined the Swedish labor union IF Metall. After Tesla refused to sign a collective agreement with the union, the machinists went on strike.
Other labor unions in Sweden soon launched sympathy strikes, with transport, mail and waste unions agreeing to stop servicing Tesla.
Since Tesla still refused to negotiate with the union, laborers across the Nordic countries launched sympathy strikes against Tesla.
The strikes show no signs of stopping, with Tesla and its CEO, Elon Musk, having little to say publicly about the issue. Mr. Musk has been openly anti-union for years, recently insisting that unions create a “lords and peasants” situation.