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Company Response

15 Jul 2013

Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom response

Deutsche Telekom is a global leader in corporate social responsibility and takes its responsibilities very seriously…The Communication Workers of America (CWA), as well as its international affiliates, have engaged in a long-standing global campaign to discredit Deutsche Telekom and its U.S. affiliate, T-Mobile US…In the United States, whether or not to affiliate with a trade union is a decision that belongs exclusively to the employee…The national law in the United States allows both employers and unions to communicate with workers their standpoints and arguments so they can make an informed decision. The trade unions behind the ITUC report disagree with these principles of national law, preferring that workers hear only the union’s position…Ultimately, Deutsche Telekom understands and respectfully disagrees with the ITUC’s position that US law does not comply with international labor standards...