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CWA Calls on New York Public Service Commission to Deny T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Petition

Last week, CWA District 1 filed comments with the New York Public Service Commission (NY PSC) calling on the Commission to deny the petition of T-Mobile and Sprint to merge. Detailed economic analysis by CWA has shown that the proposed merger would eliminate 1,705 jobs in New York and 30,000 jobs nationwide.

“The proposed T-Mobile/ Sprint merger is against the public interest in New York,” said Vice President of CWA District 1 Dennis Trainor. “The merger would eliminate 1,705 jobs in our state and 30,000 jobs across the country, while raising prices for consumers, especially for price-conscious pre-paid wireless customers in New York and nationwide. The NY PSC should deny the companies’ petition to merge or use its authority to convene hearings about the proposed merger’s impact on New York workers and consumers.”