T-Mobile cuts costs by slashing jobs in the United States and sending them overseas. T-Mobile offshores work in an effort to fatten their bottom line, but the real cost of this practice falls on workers, communities, and customers.
Since entering the U.S. market in 2001, Deutsche Telekom has allowed its subsidiary T-Mobile US to conduct a systematic campaign to prevent employees from exercising their right to organize. Find out more about T-Mobile's anti-union tactics.
At T-Mobile, workers face unrealistic sales expectations, constantly changing performance metrics, and the fear that comes with a lack of job security. Workers have complained that performance metrics do not take into consideration the daily issues that they face, and that even the most skilled workers have difficulty meeting some metrics. Workers at T-Mobile have no input in the development of these measures. Find out more about the stressful working conditions at T-Mobile USA.
The bilingual report (English and German) gives an overview of T-Mobile USA union avoidance tactics, its justification for interference with workers' decisions to organize, and the reactions of various observers. It includes statements and letters from German unionists as well as U.S. and German politicians. Download the bilingual version
This report details ways in which some European multinational firms, like Deutsche Telekom have carried out aggressive campaigns to keep workers in the United States from organizing and bargaining, violating international standards and, often, US labor laws.
In this report, the American Rights at Work Education Fund exposes a systematic campaign to prevent employees from forming a union by T-Mobile USA and its parent company, German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom.