Why Are Unions Necessary?

ver.di leader Lothar Schröder spoke at the opening of TU's first field office in Wichita, Kan.

At the grand opening of TU's first field office in Wichita, Kan., ver.di leader Lothar Schröder sat down with the Wichita Eagle to discuss T-Mobile management, globalization, and why a German union is supporting American workers.

"Workers built the value in the companies," he told the newspaper. "And the people who built the value must have a voice to discuss with management. We are not against the management, not against T-Mobile, but we stand for the voice of the people to discuss about working conditions, to discuss about the metrics, to discuss about the salary, but not in a way where management shows the way and that's the only way."

Read the full interview here.