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Stand Up for Good Jobs in Charleston: T-Mobile Workers Speak Out
2/15/2013 3:43:48 PM


CHARLESTON, S.C. – On Saturday, Feb. 16, Communications Workers of America will host a forum spotlighting several local T-Mobile USA employees who will speak out about keeping good jobs in their community and T-Mobile’s attack on workers’ rights.

Adding urgency to workers’ job security concerns is T-Mobile’s proposed merger with Metro PCS, the fifth largest US wireless carrier, which outsources 100 percent of its customer service work to overseas call centers.  Last year, T-Mobile closed seven U.S. call centers affecting 3,300 workers. The Labor Department certified that workers were entitled to trade adjustment assistance because T-Mobile USA offshored that work to the Philippines and Central America.

T-Mobile workers will be joined by their German counterparts, employees of T-Mobile’s parent company, Deutsche Telecom, who work at a call center in Berlin. German workers are visiting Charleston to see first-hand how T-Mobile treats their employees.

After hearing the workers’ testimony, the panel of community leaders will then comment and direct any questions they have to the workers.  

WHAT: Forum on T-Mobile’s workplace conditions

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m. – Noon

WHERE: CWA Local 3704, 1269 Yeoman Hall Road, Hanahan, S.C. 29410

WHO: Workers, community leaders and labor leaders. The panel will include:

-- John Paul Brown, Pastor of Mt. Zion AME Church in Charleston, S.C.

-- Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the  International Trade Union Confederation

-- Larry Cohen, President of the Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO

-- Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, Candidate for U.S. Congress

-- Donna Dewitt, President of the South Carolina Alliance for Retired American and President Emeritus of the South Carolina AFL-CIO

-- George Hopkins, Charleston Chapter Coordinator   of the S.C. Progressive Network

-- James B. Lewis, Pastor of Covenant Missionary Baptist Church

-- David Mack, Member of the South Caroline House of Representatives

-- Vic Rawl, Member of the Charleston County Council

-- Ken Riley, President of the South Carolina AFL-CIO and President of ILA Local 1422

-- Bill Saunders, Senior Staffer to Rep. Jim Clyburn

-- Dot Scott, President of the Charleston NAACP 

-- Billy Yates, Regional Organizer for United Students Against Sweatshops

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Submitted By: Larry Carter Center Submitted: 2/28/2013
Elizabeth Colbert-Busch is a REPUBLICAN enemy of labor, sneaking into Working Families sacred halls of unions REAL LABOR CANDIDATE has a lifetime of struggle for economic justice NEVER CROSSED A PICKET LINE NEVER GAVE MARCUS SANFORD 1500 DOLLARS TO RUN FOR [email protected] 843-926-1750 [email protected] TELL Congressmember Clyburn DON'T BE FOOLED BY THE DAUGHTER OF MUSC CEO who fired Mary Moultrie .... I fought Bobby Harrell last year ONLY TRUST PEOPLE WHO TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT EXPLOITERS POLLUTERS AND DISHONEST politicians

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