Unions Aren’t Just for Unhappy Employees

8 March 2011: The employee interviewed began work in May 2010 as a T- Mobile retail sales associate in the southern United States.

As this worker proves, you can like your job and still want a union.
He enjoys his work selling wireless phones and helping customers in a retail store. While he feels some pressure from management to meet quotas, those numbers also boost his own commission. He’s happy with his benefits, including a health plan, 401(k) and paid time off.

But he also understands that without a union contract, those things can change. And that it should be T-Mobile workers, not their company, that decides whether or not they should be represented.

“If there’s ever any conflict, job security issues, that kind of stuff, unions are there,” he says. “Unions are great, in my opinion.”