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The proposed Merger Between T-Mobile and Sprint is bad news for workers and consumers

The merger would result in the loss of 30,000 jobs across the United States and combine two companies with a long history of labor and employment law violations. It's also likely to lead to higher prices for T-Mobile and Sprint customers.

T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Retail Job Loss Map

T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Estimated Retail Job Loss

With a growing number of elected officials and regulators expressing concerns about the jobs-related effects of the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger, T-Mobile executives are clearly feeling the heat and starting to worry. How else to explain their ramped-up attempts to attack CWA’s credibility on jobs?
It’s been a rough week for backers of the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger. Below are five reasons and reminders why.

Recent News

During today’s U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing on the T-Mobile/Sprint merger, witnesses raising concerns about the proposed merger offered detailed and extensive documentation and analysis, while merger supporters relied on vague and unsubstantiated claims.
According to a new Communications Workers of America report, Disrupting Rural Wireless, T-Mobile's 2018 acquisition of regional carrier Iowa Wireless ("iWireless") harmed customers, workers, and small business owners, especially in rural parts of Iowa. The iWireless story undercuts T-Mobile's claims that its merger with Sprint would benefit rural America and the small businesses that serve as authorized dealers for T-Mobile and Sprint services.
A new letter from 16 Minnesota community, advocacy, and civic organizations expresses concern that the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger will harm Minnesota consumers and workers and urges regulators and elected officials to reject the merger as currently structured.
The Communications Workers of America expressed disappointment at the New York Public Service Commission's decision this week to approve the T-Mobile/Sprint merger, but noted that the union's concerns about likely merger-related job loss were taken into account by the PSC's requirement that the company's direct employment level be preserved at the same level for at least three years after the merger.