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Judge Tells T-Mobile to End Company-Controlled Worker Group

  • National Labor Relations Board judge sides with union
  • Communications Workers said group was anti-union tactic
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T-Mobile USA Inc. violated the New Deal prohibition against company-controlled labor organizations and must dissolve T-Voice, a group of company-selected employee “representatives” formed in 2015, a National Labor Relations Board judge has ruled.

“Whenever an employer unlawfully establishes and maintains a dominated labor organization, that organization must be disestablished,” Sharon Levinson Steckler, the agency’s administrative law judge, wrote in a decision dated Monday. The company, which the Communications Workers of America has been trying to unionize for more than a decade, used T-Voice to imply that it could address employees’ grievances, she wrote.