Dec 19, 2013
'We are People, Not Robots!'
Outside Amazon's global headquarters in Seattle, CWA activists protested unfair working conditions and wages at Amazon's warehouses in Germany. CWA activists joined Amazon's German workers, who are represented by the union ver.di, in saying, "We are people, not robots!" Amazon workers across Germany have been holding a series of rolling strikes in the middle of the busy Christmas season to push the company to negotiate with their union, ver.di. Check out more photos at GeekWire.
Exposing Deutsche Telekom as a "Black Book Telecom"
ver.di's Lothar Schröder, CWA President Larry Cohen and Alan Tate of UNI talk with reporters in Bonn, Germany about Deutsche Telekom's violations of workers' and human rights in subsidiaries outside Germany. They also released the results of a survey conducted among 1,800 T-Mobile workers from seven countries. Among the findings: 46 percent of T-Mobile workers have experienced bullying in the form of verbal aggression, denigration of professional abilities or demoralizing jokes.
USAS Members Taking a Stand Against T-Mobile
Students from the University of Memphis Progressive Student Alliance, United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) Local 68, took over a local T-Mobile US store to stand with T-Mobile workers and deliver a holiday message to the company: respect workers' rights. Watch the video here.
This fall, USAS began a national campaign to support T-Mobile US workers who want a union voice and to put their universities on notice that they should cut their contracts with T-Mobile because of the company's attack on workers who want union representation.