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Hundreds of Redmond workers laid off when T-Mobile closed its Call Center now qualify for extra benefits.

 

A labor union that is trying to get call center workers to "organize" successfully got the U.S. Labor Department to rule in the favor of displaced workers.  CWA President Madelyn Elder says they were able to prove that when T-Mobile closed call centers and laid off 3300 workers, many of those jobs were outsourced to other countries.  "T-Mobile actually opposed CWA and told the Department of Labor that it wasn't going overseas; however we worked with the parent company’s union. The Parent company for T-Mobile is Deutche Telecom. We worked with their union and we found indeed that work was going overseas.”  Elder says this means that workers will get two years of jobless benefits, instead of 6 to 9 months of unemployment checks. She says employees will get money for college courses and able to take classes while still getting jobless benefits.

 

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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