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TAA Decision 81520


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	DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

	Employment and Training Administration

	TA-W-81,520

T-MOBILE USA, INC.
CALL CENTER
ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA 

TA-W-81,520G

T-MOBILE USA, INC.
HEADQUARTERS OFFICE 
BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON 

Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility
 To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance

     In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as 
amended (“Act”), 19 U.S.C. § 2273, the Department of Labor
issued a Certification of Eligibility to Apply for Worker 
Adjustment Assistance on July 11, 2012, applicable to workers of 
T-Mobile USA, Inc., Call Center, Allentown, Pennsylvania (TA-W-
81,520), Fort Lauderdale, Florida (TA-W-81,520A), Frisco, Texas 
(TA-W-81,520B), Brownsville, Texas (TA-W-81,520C), Lenexa, Kansas 
(TA-W-81,520D), Thornton, Colorado (TA-W-81,520E),and Redmond, 
Oregon (TA-W-81,520F).  The workers are engaged in the supply of 
call center services.  The notice will be published soon in the 
Federal Register.     
      At the request of the State agency, the Department reviewed 
the certification for workers of the subject firm.  Information 
shows that worker separations occurred during the relevant time 
period at the Headquarters Office of T-Mobile USA, Inc., 
Bellevue, Washington.  The Bellevue, Washington location  
provides human resources, and various administrative functions 
for T-Mobile USA, Inc. 
      Accordingly, the Department is amending the certification to 
include workers of the Bellevue, Washington location of T-Mobile 
USA, Inc., Call Center.
      The intent of the Department’s certification is to include 
all workers of the subject firm who were adversely affected by 
the acquisition of call center services from the Philippines.  
      

The amended notice applicable to TA-W-81,520 is hereby 
issued as follows:
"All workers from T-Mobile USA, Inc., Call Center, 
Allentown, Pennsylvania (TA-W-81,520), T-Mobile USA, 
Inc., Call Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (TA-W-
81,520A), T-Mobile USA, Inc., Call Center, Frisco, 
Texas (TA-W-81,520B), T-Mobile USA, Inc., Call Center, 
Brownsville, Texas (TA-W-81,520C), T-Mobile USA, Inc., 
Call Center, Lenexa, Kansas (TA-W-81,81,520D), T-Mobile 
USA, Inc., Call Center, Thornton, Colorado (TA-W-
81,520E), T-Mobile USA, Inc., Redmond, Oregon (TA-W-
81,520F), and T-Mobile USA, Inc., Headquarters Office, 
Bellevue, Washington (TA-W-81,520G), who became totally 
or partially separated from employment on or after 
April 17, 2011 through July 11, 2014, and all workers 
in the group threatened with total or partial 
separation from employment on the date of certification 
through two years from the date of certification, are 
eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under 
Chapter 2 of Title II of the Trade Act of 1074, as 
amended.”
Signed at Washington, D.C. this 26th day of July 2012

					/s/ Michael W. Jaffe
                             ______                             	
					MICHAEL W. JAFFE 
                              Certifying Officer, Office			
					of Trade Adjustment Assistance


 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

TA-W-81,520
	T-MOBILE USA, INC.
	CALL CENTER 
ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA

TA-W-81,520A
	T-MOBILE USA, INC.
	CALL CENTER 
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA

TA-W-81,520B
	T-MOBILE USA, INC.
	CALL CENTER 
FRISCO, TEXAS

TA-W-81,520C
	T-MOBILE USA, INC.
	CALL CENTER 
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS

TA-W-81,520D
	T-MOBILE USA, INC.
	CALL CENTER 
	LENEXA, KANSAS

TA-W-81,520E
	T-MOBILE USA, INC.
	CALL CENTER 
THORNTON, COLORADO

TA-W-81,520F
	T-MOBILE USA, INC.
	CALL CENTER 
REDMOND, OREGON

Certification Regarding Eligibility
To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance

      In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as 
amended (“Act”), 19 U.S.C. § 2273, the Department of Labor herein 
presents the results of an investigation regarding certification of 
eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance.
      The group eligibility requirements for workers of a firm under 
Section 222(a) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. § 2272(a), are satisfied if 
the following criteria are met:
	(1)	 a significant number or proportion of the workers 
in such workers' firm have become totally or partially 
separated, or are threatened to become totally or 
partially separated;
	(2)(B)(i)(I)	there has been a shift by the workers’ 
firm to a foreign country in the production of articles 
or supply of services like or directly competitive with 
those produced/supplied by the workers’ firm; OR
	         (II)	there has been an acquisition from a 
	         foreign country by the workers’ firm of 
              articles/services that are like or directly
              competitive with those produced/supplied by 
              the workers’ firm; AND
(ii)	the shift/acquisition must have 
contributed importantly to the workers’ 
separation or threat of separation.  
  
      The investigation was initiated in response to a petition 
filed on April 19, 2012 by the Communications Workers of America on 
behalf of workers of T-Mobile USA, Inc., Call Center, Allentown, 
Pennsylvania (TA-W-81,520), Fort Lauderdale, Florida (TA-W-
81,520A), Frisco, Texas (TA-W-81,520B), Brownsville, Texas (TA-W-
81,520C),  Lenexa, Kansas, TA-W-81,520D), Thornton, Colorado (TA-W-
81,520E), and Redmond, Oregon (TA-W-81,520F). The workers’ firm 
supplies telecommunications services.  The worker group is engaged 
in activities related to the supply of call center services.
      During the course of the investigation, information was 
collected from the petitioner and the workers’ firm. 
      Section 222(a)(1) has been met because a significant number or 
proportion of the workers in such workers’ firm have become totally 
or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or 
partially separated.   
      Section 222(a)(2)(B) has been met because the workers' firm 
has acquired from a foreign country services like or directly 
competitive with services supplied by the workers which contributed 
importantly to worker group separations at T-Mobile USA.
Conclusion
	After careful review of the facts obtained in the 
investigation, I determine that workers of T-Mobile USA, Inc.,  who 
are engaged in activities related to the supply of call center 
services, meet the worker group certification criteria under 
Section 222(a) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. § 2272(a).  In accordance with 
Section 223 of the Act, 19 U.S.C. § 2273, I make the following 
certification:




“All workers of T-Mobile USA, Inc., Call Center, Allentown, 
Pennsylvania (TA-W-81,520), T-Mobile USA, Inc., Call Center, 
Fort Lauderdale, Florida (TA-W-81,520A), T-Mobile USA, Inc., 
Call Center, Frisco, Texas (TA-W-81,520B), T-Mobile USA, Inc., 
Call Center, Brownsville, Texas (TA-W-81,520C), T-Mobile USA, 
Inc., Call Center,  Lenexa, Kansas, TA-W-81,520D), T-Mobile 
USA, Inc., Call Center, Thornton, Colorado (TA-W-81,520E), and 
T-Mobile USA, Inc., Call Center, Redmond, Oregon (TA-W-
81,520F), who became totally or partially separated from 
employment on or after April 17, 2011 through two years from 
the date of certification, and all workers in the group 
threatened with total or partial separation from employment on 
the date of certification through two years from the date of 
certification, are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance 
under Chapter 2 of Title II of the Trade Act of 1974, as 
amended.”
Signed in Washington, D.C., this 11th day of July, 2012.


						/s/Michael W. Jaffe
                                    ______________________________
                                    MICHAEL W. JAFFE
                                    Certifying Officer, Office of 
                                    Trade Adjustment Assistance



 
4510-FN-P


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