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Comments on news posted 2012-12-05 10:30:54: The Communications Workers of America (CWA) is attacking the MetroPCS and T-Mobile merger, insisting that the deal will cost a significant number of American jobs. ..

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jseymour

join:2009-12-11
Waterford, MI

Hypocrisy At Its Finest

This is the same CWA that insisted T-Mobile being borged by the thing that calls itself "AT&T" these days would create jobs?

Jim


RiseAbove
Premium
join:2004-01-30

Anybody shocked?

the CWA does whatever helps the CWA and screws over the people. I have worked under the CWA and they are a horrible union with essentially no power. They do nothing to help out employees who have been wronged, I saw this multiple times, and they always back management.

I am all for unions but they have to be there for the people they are representing. The CWA is just a cash grab by a greedy organization.


n2jtx

join:2001-01-13
Glen Head, NY

1 recommendation

said by RiseAbove:

the CWA does whatever helps the CWA and screws over the people. I have worked under the CWA and they are a horrible union with essentially no power. They do nothing to help out employees who have been wronged, I saw this multiple times, and they always back management.

How is this different than any other organization? The union has one major interest; perpetuating itself and its leadership (after all, the last thing they want to do is have to go back to doing the real labor they supposedly represent). And of course they will accept layoffs. Once laid off, a worker is no longer a member of most unions and cannot vote out the leadership that caused them to lose their job.

My father was in a professional union for a long time and the union was never there to help him with a grievance but they were front and center to collect dues and demand he man a picket line.
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silbaco
Premium
join:2009-08-03
USA

Wouldn't doubt it....

Despite coming from the CWA, has consolidation ever resulted in a gain of jobs? Obviously there will be layoffs if this merger goes through. 10,000... doesn't sound that unreasonable. That is just how business works.


kpfx

join:2005-10-28
San Antonio, TX
10,000 lost jobs due to the merger? Calling the CWA's math unreliable is an understatement.

MetroPCS only has 3,600 employees while T-Mobile USA claims 36,000 employees....

MetroPCS: »www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/···d10k.htm
T-Mobile USA: »www.t-mobile.com/Company/Company···Overview


Metatron2008
Premium
join:2008-09-02
united state
Yeah, I would bet closer to 500-2000 jobs lost.

brianiscool

join:2000-08-16
Tampa, FL
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS

MetroPCS

MetroPCS is ghetto as it comes for a cellular network. Most people they hire are students and people with no work experience. You guys should try waiting in line at one of these places. It is worse than a post office. They hire maybe 2 - 3 people to service 30 - 40 people waiting in line for over an hour. I have gone to two MetroPcs locations and never seen such horrible customer service before in my life.

jagged

join:2003-07-01
Boynton Beach, FL
reply to jseymour

Re: Hypocrisy At Its Finest

Tmobile is not unionized, never has been probably never will be. Its employees have shut down every attempt at being unionized. So CWA won't have new members therefore bad.


NOCTech75
Premium
join:2009-06-29
Marietta, GA

Come on CWA shills

I know you are out there.. refute this, tell us all how it's a complete lie.

tpkatl

join:2009-11-16
Dacula, GA

1 recommendation

reply to jseymour

Why would anyone believe the CWA?

Nuff said.


ropeguru
Premium
join:2001-01-25
Mechanicsville, VA

Just another...

Justification as to why the unions of today are useless to the actual paying members and should be abolished.

jc100

join:2002-04-10
reply to brianiscool

Re: MetroPCS

You my friend have never heard of Cricket, where unlimited local calling plans are sold for a dollar per day.

brianiscool

join:2000-08-16
Tampa, FL
kudos:1
Haha, we do not have Cricket here in the South.

unoriginal
Premium
join:2000-07-12
San Diego, CA
reply to jc100
Metro and Cricket have very little overlap in their coverage areas. Which is why I always thought it would be great it they would eventually merge to give us another nationwide provider. But this deal with T-mo pretty much kills that idea.


verizonlteda

@myvzw.com
reply to jseymour

Re: Hypocrisy At Its Finest

Half the people on this planet is Hypocrisy...

TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH
Reviews:
·AT&T U-Verse
·MegaPath
reply to jagged
Also generally EU companies and people that work for them won't unionize. I worked for an EU company and the company was AWESOME to work for! Would still be with them if the mgt in the store wasn't so horrible (well managers stealing products) and the DM and other Company officials in the US would do their jobs.

TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH
reply to jc100

Re: MetroPCS

According to Northcoast PCS (Revol.com) They're buying more of Cricket from LEAP as they did previously in the Midwest. But if anyone things Metro is horrible, wait until you deal with Revol.

TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH
reply to NOCTech75

Re: Come on CWA shills

do the math. it was already posted.

TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH
reply to ropeguru

Re: Just another...

Unless you commit a crime then they are there to protect you.


ropeguru
Premium
join:2001-01-25
Mechanicsville, VA
I hope you just forgot the sarcasm tag..

They are only there to keep the money flowing to the union bosses income and lavish life styles.

TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH
sarcasm tag for who? me?

Angrychair

join:2000-09-20
Jacksonville, FL
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to n2jtx

Re: Anybody shocked?

said by n2jtx:

My father was in a professional union for a long time and the union was never there to help him with a grievance but they were front and center to collect dues and demand he man a picket line.

Which union?


ropeguru
Premium
join:2001-01-25
Mechanicsville, VA
reply to TBBroadband

Re: Just another...

Yes, you are the only that has replied to me and the one I replied to..


LightS
Premium
join:2005-12-17
Greenville, TX
reply to ropeguru
Not all unions.

TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH
Reviews:
·AT&T U-Verse
·MegaPath
reply to ropeguru
It didn't say you replied to me.

And I was being serious. This summer and the first part of Spring. The union has stopped two employers from firing two different employees. Both employers were on different sides of the state. They were NOT fired due to their contract said they could NOT be.

Both employees work for the gov't. Both employees were caught on camera and by the public for animal abuse/neglect. One threw a puppy up against a concrete wall, guy still has his job even though 4 months earlier served jail time for beating up his gf and his gf's mom. Union prevented termination for that.

One killed a full size dog by stabbing him with a arrow type object and then washing him down with a pressure washer- the pressure washer was aimed right for the stab wound.

Both issues made national news.


battleop

join:2005-09-28
00000
reply to brianiscool

Re: MetroPCS

Cricket is available in most every southern US market.

brianiscool

join:2000-08-16
Tampa, FL
kudos:1
Which cell phone provider do they use?


Kommie
Premium
join:2003-05-13
united state
kudos:3

CWA sold out to the bossman a long time ago

CWA sold out to the boss man a long time ago

Decertification should be a lot easier for the workers where CWA does nothing.


battleop

join:2005-09-28
00000
reply to brianiscool

Re: MetroPCS

I really don't know what they use where.

jc100

join:2002-04-10
reply to brianiscool
I'm pretty sure Cricket is nationwide? Trust me when I say Cricket takes Ghetto to a whole new extreme. A customer that keeps their phone activated for a day and pays their bill is given props for loyalty. I'm sure those individuals comprise a very small base of subscribers.

In the line of work I did, those numbers were disconnected faster than issued. Valuable tip, they can still receive text messages I'm told even if phone is shut off.