CWA Urges California Public Utilities Commission to Reject T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

At a series of public hearings on the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger held by the California Public Utilities Commission this week in Fresno, Los Angeles, and San Diego, CWA members and allies have been highlighting how the merger would hurt California workers and consumers.

"The merger will lead to significant job loss and depressed wages for wireless workers," said CWA District 9 Vice President Tom Runnion at a widely-covered press conference prior to the Fresno hearing. "After the merger, the new T-Mobile will close an estimated 902 duplicative stores in California, resulting in the loss of more than 3,300 jobs."

In addition to participating in the hearings, CWA filed official testimony to the CPUC detailing the harmful effects the proposed merger would have on Californians and urging the Commission to reject the merger as it is currently structured.

CWA members and allies showed up to California Public Utilities Commission hearings to make sure the public knows how the T-Mobile/Sprint merger would hurt California workers and consumers.