Here’s a Strong Signal for T-Mobile: NLRB Says, You Can’t Get Away with Firing Workers Who Want a Voice on the Job
T-Mobile US illegally fired and disciplined workers at its Wichita, Kan., call center, and National Labor Relations Board’s then-Acting General Counsel Lafe E. Solomon, said the government would prosecute T-Mobile US for violating U.S. labor law. Solomon announced the decision to move against T-Mobile on Nov. 1.
For the past several years, T-Mobile workers say they have faced an extensive campaign of intimidation and attack on their organizing and bargaining rights.
Last year, T-Mobile closed seven call centers in the United States and shipped more than 3,300 jobs overseas.
Communications Workers of America (CWA) President Larry Cohen says the NLRB’s action:
Speaks to the systematic abuse of workers’ rights by T-Mobile US and the hands off approach by Deutsche Telekom, a German corporation that owns 75 percent of T-Mobile. (more…)