60,000 Urge FCC to Reject T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

CWAers, along with several other public interest groups, delivered a petition to the FCC on Tuesday with more than 60,000 signatures opposing the potential T-Mobile/Sprint merger, saying that the merger would lead to lost jobs, higher prices for consumers, and less competition. The merger would particularly harm low-income consumers and communities of color.
 
“Many T-Mobile and Sprint workers have signed a petition expressing their concern about the jobs impact of this merger,” said Vice President of CWA Local 2222 Sharita Bryant of Northern Va. who is a wireless retail worker, at the petition delivery. “The merger will lead to the loss of 30,000 jobs, mostly at retail stores like the one I work at. The FCC should deny this merger as currently structured because it is bad for workers and bad for consumers.”

Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal reported this week that the proposed merger is in doubt, saying T-Mobile and Sprint have been told by Justice Department staff that the merger is unlikely to be approved as currently structured. Dozens of members of Congress and several Democratic candidates for president have also registered their opposition to the deal.


CWAers, along with several other public interest groups, delivered a petition to the FCC on Tuesday with more than 60,000 signatures opposing the potential T-Mobile/Sprint merger, saying that the merger would lead to lost jobs, higher prices for consumers, and less competition.