Last week, CWA President Chris Shelton wrote to all 50 State Attorneys General to express concern over the proposed T-Mobile and Sprint merger and to press for deeper investigations into the impact of the merger.
CWA's analysis finds that the merger would result in the loss of more than 28,000 jobs across the country. Approximately 24,000 job cuts will come from the elimination of duplicate retail stores and another 4,500 will be cut due to duplicate headquarters functions.
"The proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger proves to be a much greater threat than benefit to consumers and workers," says Shelton. "We hope that State Attorneys General will heed our calls for a thorough investigation in order to protect both jobs and the competitive wireless market."