U.S. labor board rules T-Mobile policies are illegal

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According to a number of reports yesterday, T-Mobile has been found guilty of violating some U.S. labor laws. According to the Labor Board, T-Mobile’s policies illegally restrict employees from organizing and discussing workplace issues like wages.

As reported by Reuters:

NLRB Judge Christine Dibble said in an order on Wednesday that several provisions in T-Mobile’s employee handbook, code of conduct, confidentiality agreement and form asking employee’s to comply with unlawful work rules were unfair labor practices.

The case against the carrier’s policies was lead by the CWA (Communications Workers of America), which claims that T-Mo’s policies restricted its employees from organizing. The CWA itself is a union which represents workers in the telecommunications industry and has been trying to organize T-Mobile’s workers.

“This decision exposes the deliberate campaign by T-Mobile US management to break the law systematically and on a nationwide scale, blocking workers from exercising their right to organize and bargain collectively,” Larry Cohen, president of the CWA, said in a statement.

Of 13 corporate policies brought forward by the CWA, 11 were found to be illegal. T-Mobile, as a result, has been ordered to “revise or rescind the unlawful rules” and advise its staff of the violations and changes in writing.

T-Mobile stated: “This is simply a ruling about a technical issue in the law that relates to policies that are common to companies across the country. There are no allegations that any employee has been impacted by these policies.”

Sources: Reuters, CNET

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  • kgraham182

    I found it odd when John didn’t boast about Ethisphere awarding his company the most ethical. We all know how he like to brag on twitter.

    “As the Un-carrier, we’re committed to doing right by our customers and our EMPLOYEES,” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile. “T-Mobile is fundamentally a different kind of company because we stand up for every US wireless consumer, call out industry practices that are wrong, and work our tails off to make it right! It is that philosophy that drives us, and we are honored the Ethisphere Institute is again recognizing our hard work and continuing commitment to doing things the right way with this award.”

    So was this award bought, Donald Sterling received a lifetime achievement award from the NAACP?

    • Anonymous

      From Bulldog Reporters site, “The ethics awards are handed out each year by the Ethisphere Institute, which is actually a for-profit company that collects fees from entrants into the awards competition and is related to another for-profit firm, Corpedia, which helps companies create ethics programs. Many award recipients are Corpedia clients.”

    • Mike

      This type of stuff happens in just about any non union business. You are surprised by this?

    • TK – Indy

      Unless it was the Sugar-Daddy category, it was bought.

  • anon

    The Un Carrier should also be the Un employer. . .

    • Anonymous

      #UnEmployee and #UnUnion!

  • Logan C.

    As a former employee, I’d like to know specifically what was violated. I really enjoyed my time at T-Mobile, though sales practices are still sales practices and that will probably never change

    • Cole Toler

      You can find the CWA’s post on their website. Seems to mostly be related to not being allowed to talk about wages and conditions amongst other employees.

    • Question for Logan C.(Former)

      Please note, as a current customer of T-mobile, I have had great experiences. However, I have a concern (issue), without resolve from the representatives. Do you know who would be the possible point of contact to escalate my issue(s) to at T-mobile?

      • thepanttherlady

        Try posting to their Facebook page. Had an issue previously that was taking far too long to resolve. Posted to Facebook and it was resolved in 2 days.

        • Question for…

          Simply said, many thanks!

        • Oliver T

          Let me guess, you wanted more free stuff or discounts sweetie?

          Geez, I think people that take to FB or other social media are bullies if not techno “terrorists”. Not knowing your specific case (or saying you did this), but I stopped following businesses on FB precisely because of the public relations guerrilla tactics many “customers” employ to get their way. I hope your not one of them honey.

          These FB pages are filled with many nasty comments and unreasonable demands in many cases. People really think that the customer is never wrong and take to the internet to bully companies, and many time unjustifiably.

        • Brad

          What a condescending post.

        • Question fo…r

          Somebody missed point….Really…!!! All of the responses were positive to my request and inquiry to resolve my concern which I have not share any details on this site or any other site.

        • Question for…

          Correction-

          Somebody missed the point….Really…!!! All of the responses were positive to my request and inquiry to resolve my concern which I have not share any details on this site or any other site

      • Logan C.

        Sales representatives? Best point of contact would be the manager of the store youre having issue with. Multiple stores, or support? Shoot an email to Legere.

  • Jason L

    Yawn. Liberals want to unionize everyone. Nothing new there.

    • Medion

      I agree. If a company wants to break the law, I say let them!

      • Jason L

        Oh yeah. The “laws”… I forgot. Surely the ones bought and paid for by the millions the labor unions chip into the DNC each election. Your dues working for you!

        • Medion

          Once again, I agree with you! Damn liberals are ruining this country, what with their attempts to protect workers from illegal and harmful business practices. Corporations should be allowed to prey on people like you and me all they want.

        • Jason L

          Speak for yourself. Us non low skilled employees you know with things like degrees and professional jobs have never been unionized and whaddya know? We actually get paid well. Imagine that.

        • Medion

          Dude, in agreeing with you! I don’t think their should be any regulations prohibiting these practices. I think the peasants of this country should not expect to earn more than 25 cents an hour. If they weren’t born into a middle class family, that’s their fault!

          To them I say, pay some taxes, get off welfare, or die!

        • Jason L

          Touche :-P Can’t disagree with you there. Hehe. But I think it should be all 3 in chronological order.

        • Medion

          Sadly, you are an idiot. You are truly hopeless.

        • pointatthedummy

          and they call liberals elitist? lol that is funny….

        • idisestablish

          So, people with degrees in “professional jobs” (do you know what professional means?) have never been unionized? That is quite a blanket statement, not to mention asinine. So I guess all the teachers unions, nursing unions, and government unions are just made up of deadbeat, uneducated lowlifes. Who needs them anyway?

        • CalicoKJ

          And the Electrical Engineers union at Boeing too…

        • Mike

          Do you like high taxes, high product cost, and overall higher cost of living?

        • idisestablish

          Isn’t it fun to beat up straw men?

        • Adam

          For states that have laws banning union contracts requiring all employees to be unionized, is that a liberal law or a conservative law? It is definitely interference in the free market.

    • I totally agree..

  • Acdc1a

    Things such as rate of pay have been private in every business I’ve ever worked for. It’s also private in the business that I own. Guess I’m a violator.

    • Adam

      There is a big difference between publishing salaries online and firing a worker who tells another worker their pay over a lunch break.

    • Tom

      I was threatened with demotion at Tmo when it was found that I had discussed wages on our way out for the day, off the clock, with a male co worker. He started the same day I had, and had 1 year less experience in the industry than me. He made 1.25$ more an hour. But shame on me for discussing wages with him right? You conservatives only want to help the rich get richer. The take away from this should be that companies big or small do not have the right to take away their employee’s rights. I feel sorry for your employees.

      • Mike

        Everyone talks about their pay to others in companies. Just dont make it obvious what you are doing. If you dont like your rate of pay, do something to change it! Earn a raise. Just dont expect one.

      • fentonr

        The policy is fine, threatening employees with anything for violating it off company time is not.

      • Acdc1a

        Or you could mind your business and be happy you have a job.

        • Adam

          said Satya Nadella at the Grace Hopper Celebration

  • nightpoison

    I was a Manager some time ago. The basic policy T-Mobile had with unions was this 1) They were not allowed in the store talking to employees while on the job. if the employees wanted to go outside and talk to them while on a non paid break, then that’s ok. 2) THEY WERE NOT ALLOWED IN THE STORE TALKING TO EMPLOYEES WHILE ON THE JOB.
    ultimately that’s what was handed down to us via upper management. We didn’t allow soliciting of any nature. So when unions would come by we said they couldn’t peddle in the store just like any other company. They had to leave the store property. Employees couldn’t organize on company time. If they wanted to talk to their employees outside the store, when they weren’t working than they had every right. But in-store, on company time, they were there to work. Simple.

    • Simple Choice unionizing.

    • Richard Roma

      It’s ironic to see so the same tightwad cheapskates who use a value carrier like T-Mobile speak up against employees having the choice to unionize.

  • Mike

    I’m so glad that states are moving toward becoming free work states.

    • Fabian Cortez

      You mean “right to work.”

      • Mike

        You are correct my friend. oops!

  • F**kCWA

    The CWA blows. It’s a shame T-Mobile can’t repel them with bayonets at each store; laziness has no place in T-Mobile.

    • pseudoswede

      Can’t Work At-all is what we called them.

  • dtam

    Unions have outlived their usefulness…at least in many industries. why does a store employee that has federal government protections need to unionize? as far as I can tell when I walk into a t-mobile store, it’s not a death trap.

    • Deadeye37

      One thing is for sure, if the CWA were to latch itself fully to T-mobile, we would kiss the unCarrier movement goodbye. The union will see that the company is starting to do good and will demand that wages be increased across the board for all its unionized workers. Once that is done, they will demand special pensions that T-mobile will have to pay to regardless of being profitable. Basically, it increases the bottom line a lot for T-mobile. This would probably reverse the momentum T-mobile has had.

      • Mike

        Exactly. The union will only drive up costs and decrease productivity.

      • Richard Roma

        So workers should just work for nothing so some entitled clown, most likely a legacy customer on some $30 plan, continues get everything for free.

        • Mike

          People have to sell their own worth to a company. Not a union.

        • Deadeye37

          We are at a point where companies have to work to retain their employees. If a company offers lousy pay/benefits/work environment, then the talent that works for the company most likely will find greener pastures elsewhere. That’s why employers try to keep competitive with their offerings. However, unions tend to feel more entitled, so they push wages & benefits past what competitive would be considered. Its great for the employee, but causes the business to not operate on as high of a level. Not to mention the fact that the unions are very interested in getting employees under their umbrella because their umbrella costs a good sum of money and it lines the bosses pockets nicely.

          I am glad to work for a company that doesn’t use unions. They offer good benefits & pay. I live in a state that is low in union participation and the competition for talent is good. Looking for another job and having 2 companies haggle over you is a better way to have improved pay/work environment.

        • Richard Roma

          Please enlighten me of this awesome state..

        • Mike

          I know Illinois is now a free work state based on executive order signed by Gov. Rauner. Wisconsin just had legislation signed into law to do the same by Gov Walker.

        • Richard Roma

          Yeah, lets have them turn into Middle-American Republican states that just so happen to be ranked in the bottom 16 for wealth ironically.

        • Mike

          You got to earn your way by merit. Thats how I did it. I went to school, got my degree, got an entry level job and worked my way into management. Its simple. I did it for myself, as everyone should. People need to stop battling entitlement.

        • Richard Roma

          Are you implying that pay is linked to merit? I know of guys who earn millions net and essentially do nothing but cash their checks; earned off the labor of others of course.

        • Mike

          If they were not worth what they were paid, they would not have been paid.

        • Richard Roma

          Indeed, I guess I must have just worked harder than most libertarian and Republicans out in Red States. That is, considering that my bathroom alone in liberal country is worth the same price as an entire house out in Red States.

          I guess the other 18 nations who’s adults have a higher median net worth than Americans per must have just worked harder than ya’ll.

        • Mike

          I’m sorry to hear that Richard. I really am. I’m may be doing well for myself now, but it wasn’t easy. 4 years of school, working full time, and my internship all at the sametime. I also drove 180k miles in the process due to commute. I didn’t have luxury of staying at school in a dorm. I also grew up in blue states :). I was also raised by my grandfather who was retired and had limited income. I’m doing well for myself now. So can anyone else with hard work and determination. With or without a union. You understand where I’m coming from?

        • Richard Roma

          You dodged the point. Are Blue States 3 to 4 times better / harder workers than Republican states and that is why we are significantly wealthier?

        • Mike

          I grew up and live in the state of Illinois. Illinois is not a wealthy state at all. My point is anyone can be successful if they want to. I’m not entitled to anything. Are you? I am only worth as much as the people who review my job performance want to pay me. It’s also a known fact that those who further their education will make more money over their lifetime than those who don’t. I’m sure any of those fields you mentioned can move up within their respective organizations if they want it and work towards it. It doesn’t matter if you are in a red or blue state. It doesn’t matter if you are Union or non Union. The desire to succeed rests on the individual. To succeed you need to innovate, educate, advocate, and be engaged in whatever it is you do. This is not a new concept. Management in most companies want their people to succeed and move up as well. This is why a lot of employers offer tuition reimbursement and training programs. It’s an investment in the future of their organization. The rest falls back on the individual. So to answer your question, yes. Hardwork and dedication pays off every time. You also have to document your progress and what you have done so it can be looked at when you have your reviews. You have to show how much of an asset you are. It has nothing to do with the political landscape or unions.

        • David Icke

          Entitlement? I worked here for 10 years now, battled my way to management – was management for the company for 7 years – they decided to shut down my center due to the failed AT&T sale — all management was told they had to apply again to an alternate center or be demoted if they wanted to stay with the company

          — i decided to do what was right for my family — and moved to a center that has a bias against people who transferred and actively segregated and ostracized them completely to the point of forcing people to either quit or stay in the position they were assigned. the demoted position.

        • Deadeye37

          Utah, which looking at the labor statistics from last year, has the 3nd lowest union participation at 3.9%. According to Kiplinger, Utah was the 4th fastest in the nation in job growth. It also ranked 11th in the cheapest places to live. I work in technology and there are a lot of companies moving here because it is business friendly (unoins are a part of that).

          On the other hand, my brother is a lawyer dealing with construction & land rights in Hawaii (2nd highest union participation in the country, I believe) and when a big construction company does jobs in Hawaii, they tend to bring in about 50-90% of their own workforce because the construction unions have made the price of labor so expensive (which the unions aren’t happy about, but they made their bed they’re sleeping in).

  • UMA_Fan

    For some context here the CWA was in massive favor of att buying T-Mobile because they would receive more Union dues.

    The CWA stated that the merger would increase jobs in the US. They are nuts.

    • Mike

      AT&T is largely a union workforce; T-Mobile is not. The union was simply looking out for its interests. Nothing unusual or wrong with that. The FCC was aware of why the CWA took that position.

      • fentonr

        I’m curious how there is nothing wrong with a union looking out for its own interests but there is something wrong with a company looking out for its own interests.

        I may be reading into what you were saying too much though.

    • David Icke

      It would have – they wouldn’t have needed to shut down 7 centers across the nation to make themselves look profitable for OTHER buyers because DT had a hardon for wanting to ditch TMOUS.

  • fentonr

    Glad I don’t still work for Tmo. I don’t want anything to do with the CWA…or any other union for that matter.

    • schweddyballs

      That’s why the CWA is making these statements lol. Tmo employees don’t want anything to do with unions.

      • David Icke

        Wrong. I am a 10 year veteran of the company, and believe me when I say – here? you can be fired for anything. Goals are ridiculous. and a Union is needed

    • Jimmy eatworld

      You sir are a fucking moron.

    • Richard Roma

      Right, who would want a livable wage and actual benefits for working in a business. John and the board should be the only folks who receive these benefits.

      • fentonr

        I had both of those things.

        • Ordeith

          but that was before the union, right? :)

        • fentonr

          Yep.

      • UMA_Fan

        You don’t know what you’re talking about.

        The CWA heavily lobbied for AT&T to buy T-Mobile and they were loud about supporting it.

        The CWA said the merger would INCREASE jobs in the US. They loose any credibility right there.

        If you followed them since the collapse of the merger the CWA has been bitter about not getting T-Mobile into the fold and has been taking shots at them whenever they can.

        T-Mobie US has been consistently rated as one of the best places to work in the US.

        The CWA is corrupt and motivated by one thing: Union Dues.

  • Deadeye37

    Most unions are past the stage of usefulness and are to the point of being strangle holds to companies & the general populace.

    My favorite example of this is in Hawaii, where a lot of stuff is unionized and as such, prices are insanely expensive for a lot of things. Big construction companies that are hired for big projects in Hawaii usually bring up to 90% of their own labor with them because the unionized labor in Hawaii is so expensive (my brother is a lawyer there that deals in building & labor issues). The Longshoreman Union (dock workers) has the state literally by the figurative balls since most goods flow through the docks. My cousin got a job there and was forced to join the union. He got to start at around $50/hour, though.

  • TK – Indy

    In this country, you have to change the laws if you don’t agree with them – you are still not allowed to break them. Shame on T-mobile for the illegal activities and all the posters here who are trying to justify their behavior.

    • Adam

      An alternative to changing the law is to use the Amazon method, which involves getting the Supreme Court to rule, “Silly Circuit Court, labor laws don’t apply to Amazon.”

    • Mike

      Legal or not, this is common practice in non union businesses. Show me businesses that are non union and want people to talk about their pay or working conditions while on the clock. Its unprofessional and the employees are paid to work not talk and assiciate with unions while on the clock.

      • Adam
      • STOP TROLLING

        Your response is pointless, because Tmobile wouldn’t allow call center reps to speak to CWA in our parking lots, which definitely wouldn’t be considered being on the clock. Think before you speak!

        • Mike

          It shouldnt be done there either. It should be done at the union hall with an open invite to those interested. If you dont like where you work, move on. Its simple.

        • Mike Sucks

          You clearly haven’t heard of the concept of “wage slavery” it’s not that simple. You probably vote repub and watch fox news. GTFO.

        • Mike

          Nope. Democrats and Republicans are one in the same. They play politics on TV then drink and play golf together afterwords. They have their own interests at hind. Not mine or yours. I dont battle entitlement and feel like the world owes me something like you do. I Make a decent wage and I worked my tail off to get it and you should do the same. When I wanna see the news, I watch the BBC. Not all the garbage there like in the American media.

        • Mike Sucks

          oh, pardon me. you are clearly too smart for all this….
          Get off your high horse. To use your same logic, if you don’t like the politics in the US, move on. It’s simple.

        • Mike

          If i dont like politics in the US, I just dont vote. I guess I was smart enough to do well for myself. Anyone that tries, can. If you change your mind, you can change your life.

        • UMA_Fan

          In this case it’s the union that’s being oppressive. They are only motivated by union dues plain and simple.

          They heavily supported AT&T taking over t-mobile. The CWA looses all credibility right there.

        • Mike

          agreed

        • calvinneal

          Mike, you are either a manager or not very astute

        • Mike

          I’m a manager where I work, yes. I worked hard to get where I am and so should everyone else.

  • TMONews follower 6 years now

    What a useless article to post. Slow day Cam? I can’t wait for Cam to post large articles on every new store opening. Or other unimportnay piecea like he use to when some crazy thing happens inside a retial store in England (sure it was a “T-Mobile” store, but that was the only T-Mobile USA connection) when one was vandalized.

    Cam, trust us when we say, any news items that has the word T-Mobile in it is not necessarily news customers care about. We count on you to curate news for us, mostly customers. If I wanted anything T-Mobile I would subscribe to Google news with the key search being T-Mobile… No thanks.

    • Brad

      Best part of websites? The freedom to not click links…

    • Anonymous

      Lol! This must be someone from TMO management.

      • GeorgeSmith1

        Most likely, it’s Anna Carlson (Feroglia).

    • jonathan3579

      Remember the days when this site had leaks? Those were the days.

    • philyew

      Speak for yourself.

    • TMONews Follower is a moron

      this is news in the new york times, cnet, etc and you don’t think it’s news here? glad to see you care about the employees of your favorite carrier. you are an idiot.

    • fentonr

      There aren’t T-Mobile stores in England…

    • randomnerd_number38

      I’ll say the same thing to you as the last person who tried this asinine argument: if You want news that is washed to only be stuff every good little customer should know, then bookmark T-Mobile’s press release page. You’ve been following for 6 years? Cool story bro, I’ve been following 7 years and change. I want to read this story, and in my opinion you should shut your pie hole with your “I don’t like this story so don’t post it” BS.

      Cam ain’t no David, but I don’t know if anyone out there could be. T-Mobile took David out of the picture, and I don’t think we’ll ever see the quality of his ninja network for this site again. Hell, the people that were leaking to him must be in a hell of an uncomfortable spot now, him being upper-middle management and all.

      Anyway, Cam does a decent job.

      • TMONews follower 6 years now

        This is neither good or bad news for T-Mobile. U dumfuq, its irrelevant. Learn the difference idiot.

        • randomnerd_number38

          You’re funny. Can’t make your points without name calling? And if you’re ranting and raving on an article that is irrelevant, what does that make your comments?

          Calling each other names is fun though. Can I call you Tootsie? No, no… Yours is fancier, it has a Q and everything. I know. Quincy. You’re funny, Quincy.

  • dcmtnbkr

    My previous employer would fire people for discussing wages with other employees. Did not even realize it was illegal for them to do that.

    • steveb944

      This is a telecommunications union, so in your respective field it may not be the case.

      • dcmtnbkr

        Could be, I worked for a bank. My current employer is the same way, but I didn’t want to say that when I was on their network earlier. Lol. I work for an insurance company.

      • Adam

        There are only a few exceptions to the National Labor Relations Act and First Amendment. The scope of these laws is much larger than the telecommunications industry.

        • steveb944

          Obviously. Unless you know the exceptions and can answer dcmtnbkr’s inquiry I’m not sure what the purpose of your reply to me is.

        • Adam

          I replied to you because your post is confusing. You bring up ‘telecommunications’, but nothing in this law is telecommunications specific.

        • steveb944

          “The case against the carrier’s policies was lead by the CWA (Communications Workers of America), which claims that T-Mo’s policies restricted its employees from organizing. The CWA itself is a union which represents workers in the telecommunications industry”

          Unless he wants to pursue the law as an individual, and potentially lose his job/have a really bad time at work… through a respective union would be an easier approach.

        • Adam

          In most companies, the legal department or firm representing the company will follow up on anonymous tips about employees breaking the laws. If an employee is looking for a company to be legal, I recommend starting with the legal team, instead of the union.

        • steveb944

          That’s true. Just my experience with something in my old private sector position left me with a sour taste. Thankfully I’m currently in a union now and it’s served me well.

  • Ruskastud

    Fuc! unions……..

    • Clifton K. Morris

      Don’t know if you saw the news, but T-Mobile recently renegotated it’s compensation plan with John Legere. It’s about $25,000,000.00 per year now.

      That’s roughly the amount AT&T and Verizon (both unionized) pay their CEOs… Combined.

      It’s just too bad that T-Mobile won’t let employees discuss their compensation and/or their actual labor contribution to the company.

      In order to maintain this status quo and policy, T-Mobile must be investing much more into HR than their network.

      • Mike

        You must be living under a rock if you have never heard of any company telling its employees to not discuss their pay. Get real

        • David Icke

          just because other companies do it doesn’t make it less illegal.

      • TMOTECH

        Seriously? Why is this BS making its way around. His annual pay, not that it is your business, is 1.5 M. Not 25. He got 22 M in Stock. Stock could go down. Could go up. Include what the other CEO got in bonuses and stock and you will see they get paid far more.
        Go away troll. If you are going to be paid by other carriers to come in here and badmouth T-Mobile you really should try harder so they get their money’s worth.
        Oh wait, you are probably in a union and it doesn’t matter how well you do your job.
        Never mind.

        • JohnBradleyPeele

          LOL part of Legere’s share is going to some kind of fake account comment marketing program?

  • Richard Roma

    Not very “un-carrier” of the carrier.

    • GeorgeSmith1

      Congratulations, T-Mobile, you win the “Meatgrinder Employer Of The Year” Award.

      • Clifton K. Morris

        Well, anytime a CEO of a company says you need to bring WiFi to get service the company would normally provide, you should WATCH OUT.

        • Mike

          It provides coverage in as many places as possible. Something none of the carriers can guarantee.

        • Fabian Cortez

          He’s trolling.

        • Mike

          I figured. It’s still fun to toss a bone out there for them to bite on though. lol

        • yousirneedtogo

          You sir are an idiot…you really should turn your internet off

        • vinnyjr

          AT&T SELLS you their network extenders that piggy back off your home cable company to provide you service that they are selling you. SELL you extender then bill you for service you don’t have. T-Mobile GIVES you SIGNAL BOOSTER OR WIFI ROUTER. I’ll take T-Mobile giving me 70mb down & 40mb up, free tethering and throw in free tablet data. THANK YOU T-MOBILE, THANK YOU JOHN LEGERE.

    • Ordeith

      It’s very uncarrier if the other carriers don’t do this (and they don’t). Not all different is good.

  • Adam

    @Cam & panttherlady
    I am having trouble getting my link to the New York Times article that contains the employee interviews approved for posting.

  • Tmo Joe

    This sounds like a union trying to get in to TMO. I used to work for T-mobile and the wages were just as good as my friends that worked at verizon. Only, my friends have to pay union dues.

    • Clifton K. Morris

      The union is already in T-Mobile. The engineers in New York and New Jersey are unionized.

      There’s a youtube video titled “Wireless Workers are Winning a Voice on the Job” featuring unionized T-Mobile employees.

  • vinnyjr

    Sounds like the other Carriers trying to stir shit. T-Mobile treats their employees better than the others in this Country. Just trying to slow down the Fastest Growing Carrier in the USA. JUST GOT 75mb down & 40 up on SpeedTest.com. Getting 5 bars all the time inside my house, couldn’t be happier. Thank You T-Mobile, Thank You John Legere.

  • STAYawayUNIONS

    I work for Tmobile and will NEVER join a union…we are paid VERY well, great benefits, plenty of vacation time and treated very fair….union suck up your money and provide no support.,… I will NEVER join a Union while at T-Mobile

    • Then, you won’t work for T-Mobile in the Northeast. they’re already unionized.

      • Moses JC

        I live in north east. In pa .. Def not unionized

    • ACarlson

      Unions are two things-

      1. Under the I.R.S. Tax code, they are
      non-profit. Their goal isn’t, and can’t be to set aside money for
      shareholders, or raise debt like in a public offering.

      Because no IPO can occur, (creates fees for bankers) Wallstreet will always shun unions; kind of like how T-Mobile will always shun raising capital from banks. (Their largest shareholder is a branch of the German Government).

      2. Unions are legally obligated to provide a service to their members.

      With those two pillars there exist additional state-level laws. For example, in the state I am in, the Union is prevented by law from being able to bargain for health insurance.

      In places like Detroit, or even the state of Michigan, they hired people like Scott Walker to create additional laws which prevent other services from being offered
      via a 501(c)(5).

      A union is something like Groupon in a way. They bargain for a quantity discount.

    • David Icke

      You must be a recent employee then – How about when they shut down 7 centers – crippled an entire department – conned employees into transferring to other sites – or after that when they suspended raises for 2 years… all stuff a union could have helped with.

  • Brian

    Two words that are polar opposites….union and worker. And of all unions, the CWA is the shadiest of all. They are there to cover for the worst workers on payroll who shouldn’t even have a job to begin with. All they care about is union dues. The good workers have no use for them at all and would gladly refuse to join and strike if they could actually do so in a closed shop. As many have stated, T-Mobile is a great company to work for and treats it’s employees well. They pay well and have a great benefit program and create an overall positive work environment. Sure there are bad apples here and there but not having a union makes it a lot easier to limit the number of bad apples and hire more great people.

  • TheShark

    @stayawayunions you sound like corporate tmobile itself seeing how your name is “stayawayunions” i worked for tmobile their selfish, transferred to a different location and my hours were cut from 40 plus to 15 hours a week with a stay at home wife and 2 kids . tell me how is that right for a company like tmobile to do this to a family? now i work for verizon and were paid VERY WELL no looking back

    • do_work_son

      It’s my understanding that the automated system schedules you based on your performance. Maybe you should have performed better. It’s your families decision for your wife to stay at home and while I respect that it’s not t-mobile job to say “well damn this mans wife stays at home we shouldn’t cut his hours.” Good luck at Verizon but don’t complain because a company does what it needs to do and doesn’t cater to your families lifestyle. I also work for t-mobile and I love it.

      • David Icke

        You must be a recent employee then. You haven’t seen through the shiny yet.

        • do_work_son

          Negative ghost rider I’ve been there for almost 2 years and a guy i work with has been there for 12 years (back when tmobile was suncom) and never once has he been treated like that, he loves tmobile.

  • Oliver Jackson

    I couldn’t agree more.

  • TMOTECH

    I know people that work for other carriers and are members of the CWA. They get paid less and their benefits are worse. I’m happy with letting my work ethic and expertise speak for my worth. Very happy with my pay and benefits from T-Mobile.