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If Tesla CEO Elon Musk isn't too busy fussing with Twitter, he might want to open his mail. Some 800 workers who develop software for Tesla's autopilot technology in Buffalo, New York, sent him a letter advising of their intent to unionize. The group is asking for better pay, job security, and a less stressful work environment.

The employee requests aren't surprising given what some of them told Bloomberg News. Workers said the company monitors computer keystrokes to determine how long employees spend on tasks and how much of the day they spend working, leading some staff to skip bathroom breaks.

“People are tired of being treated like robots,” one of the employees seeking to organize told Bloomberg.

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