Tell DirecTV to Stand Up for Workers’ Rights
$12.6 million. That’s how much the Florida-based engineering contractor MasTec was ordered to pay in back wages five years ago after failing to pay its workers overtime wages mandated by law.
You would think the company – which installs satellite dishes for DirecTV – would have learned its lesson. But MasTec’s anti-worker, law-breaking ways continues.
CEO Jose Mas even recently made an appearance on the reality show “Undercover Boss,” touting himself as a caring employer. But the truth is MasTec continues to violate basic labor law, denying the right of its technicians to freely collectively bargain.
More than 120 MasTec employees – from Georgia to Connecticut – have voted to join the IBEW in the last three years.
But these workers are all still without a first contract. Even worse, MasTec is actively punishing them by outsourcing their jobs.
More than half of the approximately 60 technicians at MasTec’s Duluth, Ga., facility who originally voted for a voice on the job with the IBEW three years ago have been driven out of the workplace, while in Durham, Conn., pro-union employees have had jobs taken away and given to nonunion subcontractors.
Tell DirecTV CEO Michael White: Time for MasTec to Play Fair With Workers.