Look at that face. No, the other one. Wait. No. Back to the first one. That's what's going to be protested at lunchtime today as protesters from the "Occupy Wall Street" movement and Communications Workers of America march from New York City's Zucotti Park to a nearby T-Mobile store. Apparently they're all upset over T-Mobile's alleged "anti-worker and union-busting tactics," according to a press release that also says hundreds of people will take part. The whole thing takes place at 12:30 p.m. and will hit the store at Maiden Lane and Water Street.
But, again. Look at that face. No, the other one. Is that really what you want to protest?
Update: Just got the following comment from T-Mobile regarding the protest:
T-Mobile USA respects the rights of unions to exist and recognizes and respects our employees' rights to organize or to refrain from organizing. That said, we remain convinced that it is better for both T-Mobile employees and our business to maintain a direct working relationship between management and employees. The vast majority of T-Mobile employees have chosen not to be represented by a union.
T-Mobile is a great place to work. Our employees receive competitive compensation and benefits including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, as well as a 401K and educational assistance. We’ve added new stores and new employees in New York City this past year, and we remain focused on making wireless affordable for everyone. Today’s protest seems misguided.
Source: Press release
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