T-Mobile USA Workers 'Mistreated' in 'Hostile' Work Environment

That's the accusation of a dozen Deutsche Telekom workers from Germany who are visiting the U.S. next week to demand better working conditions for T-Mobile USA employees.

Craig Galbraith, Editorial Director

February 16, 2012

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T-Mobile USA Workers 'Mistreated' in 'Hostile' Work Environment

Twelve Deutsche Telekom workers and a member of Germany’s Bundestag will visit the U.S. next week to draw attention to what they call “hostile working conditions for T-Mobile employees in the United States.”

The group says DT workers in Germany are treated more fairly than at T-Mobile USA, the Bellevue, Wash.-based DT subsidiary. In Germany, workers sit on the company board and are free to form a union, which gives them “a meaningful voice in the workplace.” But the group claims efforts to organize at T-Mobile USA are met with hostility and threats.

T-Mobile did not immediately respond to our requests for comment on the allegations.

The group plans to meet with union leaders and call-center employees during their visit, as well as with officials at the German embassy in Washington, D.C., where they will urge the German government which is part owner of DT to do something about the “mistreatment” of workers at T-Mobile USA. 

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Craig Galbraith

Editorial Director, Channel Futures

Craig Galbraith is the editorial director for Channel Futures, joining the team in 2008. Before that, he spent more than 11 years as an anchor, reporter and managing editor in television newsrooms in North Dakota and Washington state. Craig is a proud Husky, having graduated from the University of Washington. He makes his home in the Phoenix area.

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