US MEMBERS OF CONGRESS SEND LETTER TO GERMAN GOVERNMENT REGARDING T-MOBILE

Lead by Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI), 14 members of Congress signed a letter to the petition committee of the German parliament, the so called Bundestag, as the committee is dealing with a petition about labor rights at T-Mobile.

The German government partially owns Deutsche Telekom, which in turn partially owns T-Mobile. Ver.di, the union that represents Deutsche Telekom workers in Germany, submitted a petition to the Bundestag, asking the government to ensure that T-Mobile respects labor and human rights.

The letter lays out the many issues with T-Mobile: how the company systematically and continuously breaks labor law, silences workers from speaking out about working conditions and also sexual harassment and other discrimination and what a devastating and chilling effect that has on workers, who are trying to organize. 

The letter concludes with making clear why the German government needs to care about T-Mobile's practices.

Read the letter here: http://bit.ly/1O3SnCJ