Author: Amanda

LABOR FACTS

Injury at Work – Employees’ Rights

Learn what your rights are if you get injured at work. Accidents happen, we cannot predict everything. Sometimes they are a consequence of someone’s negligence, sometimes they are only a pure coincidence. Generally, each employer’s responsibility is to make sure that the environment he or she creates for workers is safe. But, in case an […]

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Federal and State Minimum Wage Rates in 2017

The minimum wage is the lowest amount a worker can receive for an hour of his/her work. It is also called “pay floor”. This minimum pay for both private and public sectors is determined by the Fair Labor Standard Act. Federal Minimum Wage Federal minimum wage history shows numerous changes over the years. At present, […]

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T-Mobile Worker’s Blog: I used to love my job

I work as a Customer and Technical Care Representative for T-Mobile. I started in 2008 and have been a top performer for over two years now. I’ve even been nominated four times as a Peak Performer at my call center. I take pride in my work and enjoy helping customers. I used to love my […]

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T-Mobile Found Guilty: Sign the Petition Tell T-Mobile to stop breaking the law

On March 18, T-Mobile US was found guilty of breaking the law. T-Mobile’s illegal nationwide employment policies helped create a corporate culture that prevented workers from even talking to each other. Judge Dibble ordered the company to rescind its illegal policies and inform all 46,000 employees about the verdict and the policy changes. To date, […]

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The Truth About Working at T-Mobile

What an exciting time! TU’s good friends, Ado Wilhelm and Kornelia Dubbel, have been visiting the U.S. since Monday July 19, talking with T-Mobile workers, leafleting workplaces, meeting with CWA staff. You have seen their message of solidarity. CWA and ver.di are planning TU actions over the coming months to dramatize the low road taken […]

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U.S. Senator Bob Casey’s Statement Supporting T-Mobile Workers’ Right to Organize

As mentioned earlier, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released a great statement in support of our efforts to bring justice to workers at T-Mobile USA. The statement reads as follows: “I commend the members of the Communications Workers of America for their efforts to defend the fundamental right to organize and bargain collectively. The ability […]

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CWA Wins Settlement in Dispute about T-Mobile’s Social Networking Policy

Another win for freedom of speech! In February 2011, CWA filed an unfair labor practice charge with the NLRB against T-Mobile USA over the company’s restrictive and overly broad policies against employees’ freedom to discuss workplace issues on social networking sites (learn more here). Last week, the National Labor Relations Board settled CWA’s charge against […]

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Former Deutsche Telekom Security Head to Testify at Corporate Spying Trial

A former security manager at Deutsche Telekom AG will testify in detail at a trial scheduled to begin today in a Bonn court to defend himself against corporate-spying charges. Klaus Trzeschan will be on trial with two other former Deutsche Telekom employees as well as the man who led a Berlin security company at the […]

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