Members of T-Mobile Workers United traveled to Washington, DC last month to voice their concerns about the effect of the proposed T-Mobile-Sprint merger on workers. The CWA members delivered a petition to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) demanding that the FCC put workers and consumers ahead of corporations. They also met with regulators and members of Congress.
Analysis from CWA shows that the merger would mean 30,000 lost jobs across the country, higher prices for consumers, and worse rural broadband.
"I'm worried about keeping my job," said Erick Baca, a T-Mobile retail worker from Houston. "I like my job, so I'm here to deliver this petition to the FCC to represent all my T-Mobile colleagues. We definitely don't want this merger going through, and for all those jobs to be cut."
"We're here to speak to lawmakers about how the T-Mobile/Sprint merger means fewer jobs, there are a lot of retail stores that will close, and it's going to mean higher prices for consumers," said Greg Caron, a T-Mobile call center worker from Colorado Springs.
"Without guarantees that our jobs will be protected, this merger should not go through," said Vanessa Villalta, a T-Mobile retail worker in Houston.
CWA has launched a website with information about the effects of the merger, including detailed state-by-state information about job loss. You can also stay up to date by following @TMSprintFacts on Twitter.
In February, members of T-Mobile Workers United traveled to Washington, D.C., to voice their
concerns about the effect of the proposed T-Mobile-Sprint merger on workers, delivering a petition to
the Federal Communications Commission demanding that the FCC put workers and consumers
ahead of corporations, and meeting with regulators and members of Congress.
T-Mobile Workers Raise Concerns about T-Mobile-Sprint Merger to Congress, FCC (CWA, Feb. 28, 2019)