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CWA Union files complaint against T-Mobile Communications

01.26.09

February 2009 Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton edition of The Union News

CWA Union files complaint against T-Mobile Communications

By PAUL TUCKER
theunionnewsabe@aol.com

ALLENTOWN, January 11th- The Communications Workers of America (CWA) Union District 13, Parkway Center in Pittsburgh, filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region Four in Philadelphia alleging company representatives of T-Mobile Communications in Allentown violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRAct).

The CWA filed the Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charge with the NLRB on January 8th, 2009 alleging the company violated Section 7 of the NLRAct.

According to the complaint, obtained by the newspaper through the Freedom of Information Act, the named employer representative to contact is Cyrus Nowroozani.

“Since on or about July 15th, 2008 the above named employer, by its officers, agents and representatives engaged in surveillance and other acts and conduct, interfered with, restrained and coerced its employees in the exercise of the rights guaranteed in Section 7 of the Act,” the charge states.

The ULP states the company employs 1400 workers at their facility at 794 Roble Road in Allentown. T-Mobile is a communications company which provides wireless phone service.

The National Labor Relations Board after receiving a complaint will investigate the charge(s) and if they find merit in the ULP(s), a hearing will be scheduled.

The newspaper reported in the November 2008 edition the CWA filed a complaint with the NLRB for alleging the company violated the NLRAct for terminating the employment of Sandra Bradley because of her activities on behalf of the Union.

According to that ULP, also obtained by the newspaper, she was fired to discourage union membership by other employees after she provided mutual on-the-job aid to the CWA.

Should it be found the National Labor Relations Act was violated the agency could seek monetary fines or other remedies to rectify the situation.

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