Sep 26, 2013
UNI brothers and sisters in Colombia support Josh Coleman and the T-Mobile campaign.
The Colombia affiliate of UNI ICTS – the global union for the information, communication, technology and services industry – is standing in solidarity with CWA's struggle to defend workers' rights at T-Mobile US.
In a letter, President Yuli Higuera and Secretary Ronald Hincapie Devia wrote:
Some weeks ago, we received the visit of UNI Americas ICTS Regional Director, Javier Carlés, and he told us about your situation, the T-Mobile campaign, and the difficulties faced by American workers to establish unions. In particular, we were impressed by the arbitrary dismissal of Joshua Coleman and the campaign for reinstatement to his job.
We are sure that you think and feel the same way we do. We suffer the same injustices. Our union is small and there is not much we can do to support you, but we want to express that you have our full solidarity.
Your struggle is inspiring for us.
Continue. Do not stop.
After the MetroPCS win in Harlem, Alan Tate, head of UNI ICTS at UNI Global Union, said, "In spite of continued pressure from T-Mobile-PCS management, including a number of captive audience meetings with employees, this small group of workers has won an important victory against a company which seems determined to deny workers' rights to union representation. We applaud these workers and their union, the Communication Workers of America."