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A statement from Debbie Goldman, Research and Telecommunications Policy Director for CWA.
CWA partnered with several other organizations to file an ex parte summary of their August 12 Federal Communications Commission meetings.
Nothing in the announced divestiture deal remedies the concerns about the T-Mobile/Sprint merger being anti-competitive and harmful to both consumers and workers.
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.
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.