New York, N.Y. -- U.S. District Court Judge Victor Marrero’s decision to allow the T-Mobile/Sprint merger to go forward without changes despite the serious anti-trust concerns raised by attorneys general from 13 states and the District of Columbia will put 30,000 jobs at risk.
“Throughout this process, regulators who are supposed to be protecting the public interest have ignored clear evidence that this merger would result in significant job loss for wireless workers,” said Communications Workers of America President Chris Shelton. “We are grateful to the attorneys general who stepped in to try to protect workers and customers after President Trump’s appointees at the FCC and Department of Justice ignored their concerns. This decision does not mean that we will stop fighting to protect jobs and raise standards for workers across the industry. During this merger approval process, workers at T-Mobile have become more determined than ever to join together and win union representation, and we saw the first signs of serious dialogue with management about ensuring workers' freedom to organize. That freedom will be critical for workers to protect their interests if the merger proceeds.”
About CWA: The Communications Workers of America represents working men and women in telecommunications, customer service, media, airlines, health care, public service and education, and manufacturing.