Once the greater-fool stock mania collapses on itself they'll be chanting, "union, unioN, uniON, unION, uNION, UNION, UNION...." It's really too bad this society has forgotten its history. Before long the capitalists will have us all living in concertina-wire-fenced compounds being re-educated with a steady diet of FOX and producing cheap parts for their luxury lifestyles.
If they get GM's union in their factory then look for an instant 50% haircut. That is more of a criticism of GM's union which almost destroyed the company than it is a criticism of TSLA. But it is probably the biggest risk that this company faces.
In another thread about TSLA manufacturing many of their own parts, I pointed out that this type of vertical integration is actually not profitable for the big car companies given their unionized factories. It's not that they are making a mistake and that TSLA is doing something amazing and groundbreaking making a lot of their own parts themselves, its just that non-unionized factories can produce most parts cheaper than they could themselves.
wrong, the uaw, the united auto workers, did destroy gm and the whole industry, as did united steel workers did destroy the steel industry and the govt workers destroyed detriot as did the teachers union destroyed education in the united states. unions are like parasites that eventually kill their hosts. thats ok, these things run in 50 to 70 year cycles.