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SpaceX Sues U.S. Agency That Accused It of ‘Illegally’ Firing Workers Critical of CEO Elon Musk

SpaceX on Thursday sued a U.S. labor board that had accused the rocket and satellite maker of illegally firing employees who sent a letter to company executives calling CEO Elon Musk “a distraction and embarrassment.”

SpaceX in the lawsuit filed in Brownsville, Texas, federal court claims the structure of the National Labor Relations Board, which issued a complaint against the company on Wednesday, violates the U.S. Constitution.

The NLRB alleges SpaceX violated federal labor law by firing eight workers in 2022 for signing onto the letter, which accused Musk of making sexist comments that went against company policies. That case will be heard by an administrative judge and then a five-member board appointed by the U.S. president. The board’s decisions can be appealed in federal court.

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