Former Tesla workers claim they were fired for using maternity and sick leave

The Guardian

In February 2018, Devon Beccera started working at the Tesla Giga factory in Sparks, Nevada. A few months into her employment she was promoted to supervisor, making about $25 an hour. She found out in July that year that she was pregnant, and informed management she planned on taking maternity leave in February, 2019, once she became eligible. Instead, on 14 December 2018, Beccera was fired. "Nevada is a right-to-work state, so they didn't need any sort of reason for firing me, but it was very convenient to fire me two weeks before Christmas, and about 50 days before my maternity leave started," she said.


Chief: Boy Thrown From Mall of America Balcony Being Treated

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Court records show that Aranda has a history of convictions for misdemeanor offense. He was charged in two previous incidents at the mall in 2015. Potts said some of those cases were handled through mental health court, but he didn't elaborate. At one point, Aranda had a trespass notice banning him from the mall, but it was no longer in effect, Potts said.


Guys on the rise: Assistants who could be head coaches soon

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LSU's Les Miles hired Aranda away from Wisconsin, where the 39-year-old oversaw a defense that ranked among the top five nationally in four major categories over the last three years. Aranda's biggest selling point is his ability to relate to his players. He has a knack for making hard-to-digest concepts easy to understand, and then he turns his charges loose to make plays.


Wyoming Judge Tosses Case Against Man in Killing

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Circuit Judge Denise Nau (NOW) on Tuesday threw out a single charge of accessory after the fact against 21-year-old Austin Aranda of Cheyenne. Prosecutors accused Aranda of driving the murder suspect out of Cheyenne after the killing.


Tesla just missed its Model 3 target, but that’s not stopping Musk from setting more aggressive goals

Mashable

Tesla's struggles to manufacture and deliver its affordable electric sedan look like they're ongoing, but CEO Elon Musk says he's "feeling very good about the production for the Tesla Model 3." The company's earnings report Wednesday showed that Tesla is inching closer to its production goals for the Model 3 car, but it still fell behind for the first part of the year. The way Musk spins it, during some peak hours, the company is already producing what would amount to 5,000 cars per week at a potential sustained rate. Even if Tesla didn't hit the target of 2,500 cars per week this quarter, the Bay Area-based car maker was up to 2,270 Model 3 vehicles per week in April. Musk took over factory production last month and has lofty goals for the next two months. In a shareholder letter the company laid out plans to reach 5,000 cars per week.