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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.
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.
The California Public Utilities Commission will hold a series of public hearings on the impact of the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger on California, with hearings scheduled for Fresno, Los Angeles, and San Diego.
CWA DISTRICT 9 FILES NEW TESTIMONY TO CPUC SHOWING 3,342 CALIFORNIA JOBS AT RISK WITH PROPOSED MERGER. CONSUMERS WOULD FACE HIGHER PRICES, ESPECIALLY LOW-AND-MODERATE INCOME CALIFORNIANS.
The Communications Workers of America District 1 filed new comments with the New York Public Service Commission calling on the Commission to deny the joint petition of T-Mobile and Sprint to merge and supplementing earlier comments submitted by CWA District 1 in November 2018.
A new report finds that reducing the number of wireless carriers from four to three would lessen competition and reduce retail wireless workers’ wages.