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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.

In its motion, CWA District 9 cites the merger’s potential negative effects on its 57,000 members in California, both as workers and consumers.

T-Mobile has hired former CenturyLink executive Sunit Patel to help oversee its proposed merger with Sprint – another disturbing indication that the merger would result in the layoffs of thousands of current employees from the two companies.
In comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) expressing opposition to the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint as currently structured, CWA’s substantive filing and analysis finds that the merger will result in the loss of more than 28,000 jobs. (Note: Updated analysis shows that the merger is likely to result in the loss of 30,000 jobs.)