CWA, OWS to march on T-Mobile store
The Communications Workers of America (CWA) today issued a statement saying that "hundreds" of Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protesters would march from Zuccotti Park in New York City to a nearby T-Mobile store to protest what the group calls "the cell phone carrier's anti-worker and union-busting tactics."
"For years, workers at T-Mobile, owned by the German telecom giant Deutsche Telekom, have struggled for the same workplace rights their colleagues in Germany already enjoy," the CWA wrote in its statement. "But T-Mobile has waged a campaign of intimidation and fear to stop employees from exercising their basic rights."
CWA has long contended that Deutsche Telekom's employees in Germany are allowed to unionize, while T-Mobile USA has fought to discourage workers from unionizing.
The group said that CWA members and OWS demonstrators will march to T-Mobile in lower Manhattan and deliver the message that "T-Mobile workers are the 99 percent. They won't stand for any more workplace intimidation."
T-Mobile could not be reached for comment prior to press time.