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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 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.)