FIRST ON 4: Workers at south Buffalo Tesla plant pushing to unionize

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Tesla workers are pushing to organize.

News 4’s investigative team has spent weeks looking into the matter.

As employees headed into work at the massive solar panel and roof manufacturing facility in south Buffalo, their fellow workers handed out organizing leaflets.

This push to unionize is coming into the light for the first time Thursday morning.

News 4 exclusively interviewed workers behind this push, and we’re finally hearing what it’s like working at this plant that was built and equipped with $750 million in taxpayer money.

At least some workers say big improvements are needed, especially when it comes to their pay. 

They say they’re barely making salaries above what the state considers a living wage, and they’re hoping to bring in the United Steel Workers and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers to help change that.

Read a joint letter written by different communities in support of the Tesla workers here.

Learn more Thursday night on News 4 at 6.

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