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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.”
The Communications Workers of America filed an ex parte summary of an April 11 meeting with FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and FCC staffer Umair Javed about the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger. As CWA staff and attorneys explained in their presentation, summarized here, the merger as presently constructed remains anti-competitive, harmful to workers, and against the public interest.
The Communications Workers of America today announced that it had filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission assessing February 21 and March 6 filings submitted by T-Mobile and Sprint on behalf of their proposed merger.
In states across the country, lawmakers, Attorneys General, regulators, and community leaders are expressing concern about the effects of the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger.
In a new bipartisan joint letter released today, 33 Pennsylvania state lawmakers joined with 12 Pennsylvania community, advocacy, and civic organizations to express concern that the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger is against the public interest: harming Pennsylvania consumers and workers while failing to help rural Pennsylvania. The letter cites CWA’s economic analysis which finds that the merger would eliminate 635 retail jobs in Pennsylvania.
A letter released and signed by 37 Members of Congress expresses opposition to the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger, calling it “a bad deal for the American people.” The letter, spearheaded by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), includes signatures from House Democratic colleagues representing a range of districts, with members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the New Democrat Coalition and the Blue Dog Coalition among those joining the call to reject the merger.
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.