Company defends its safety record in face of published criticism

On a company blog post from May 14, four days before The Guardian published its report on safety issues at Tesla’s Fremont plant, the electric-vehicle maker mounted a strong defense of its workplace conditions. Here’s that statement in its entirety:

“Earlier this year, the United Automobile Workers (UAW) announced it was attempting to organize workers in Tesla’s Fremont factory. The latest phase of their campaign involves a concerted and professional media push intended to raise questions about safety at Tesla.