We applaud these Attorneys General for taking decisive action to prevent T-Mobile and Sprint from gaining anti-competitive power at the expense of workers, customers, and communities.
A statement from CWA in response to news that several FCC Commissioners have voiced support for the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger after the companies announced a series of new commitments and conditions.
In a reply brief filed on Friday with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 9 demonstrates that the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger is “not in the public interest and cannot lawfully be approved as structured” and calls on the CPUC to “deny the proposed merger as currently structured.”
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.
A new must-read piece in The Nation by Michelle Chen highlights the details and implications of the recent Economic Policy Institute and Roosevelt Institute report that found that the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint would reduce retail wireless workers’ wages across the country.
The news that T-Mobile is planning to build five domestic customer experience centers if the proposed merger with Sprint is approved represents an attempt to obscure the fact that the merger would be a substantial net job killer for America, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) said today.
Californians expressed their concerns about the impact of the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger at the California Public Utilities Commission’s public participation hearings in Fresno, Los Angeles, and San Diego. State and local consumer, labor, and community organizations explained that the merger would mean lost jobs and reduced wages for California workers, while increasing prices for California consumers, especially low-income consumers.
On January 11, T-Mobile and Sprint submitted a new filing to the New York Public Service Commission, which is reviewing the effects of the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger on New York. Contained within the filing is a new jobs-related pledge from the companies. CWA maintains its assessment that the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger, as currently structured, is against the public interest in New York and that the NY PSC should deny the companies’ petition to merge.