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Workers Rally to Save Jobs at Risk in Proposed T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

Local workers and community members, including members of CWA Locals 6450 and 6327, held a "save our jobs" rally outside of Sprint's headquarters in Overland Park, Kan., on Friday morning, to highlight concerns about the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger. The rally coincided with a "town hall" event at the headquarters, where T-Mobile CEO John Legere and COO Mike Sievert addressed Sprint employees about the merger.
 
Recent CWA analysis found that 28,000 jobs nationwide, including 4,122 jobs in the Kansas City metro area, are at risk if the Federal Communications Commission and Department of Justice approve the merger without requiring solid and verifiable assurances that the new company will preserve existing jobs and bring offshored work back to the United States.
 
CWA Local 6450 President Sarah Harreus said, "T-Mobile CEO John Legere must listen to this company's workers and Kansas City community members and address our concerns with concrete actions if he wants this merger to go through."
 
"Mergers are supposed to be in the public's interest," said Judy Ancel, an activist from Jobs with Justice. "If this proposed merger goes through as-is, 4,100 people here in Kansas City, and 28,000 nationwide may lose their jobs. Imagine the harm to our community here in Kansas City if 4,100 people lose their jobs."

CWA Local 6327 President and CWA National Executive Board member Anetra Session also attended the rally.


Local workers and community members, including members of CWA Locals 6450 and 6327, held a "save our jobs" rally outside of Sprint's headquarters in Overland Park, Kan., on Friday morning, to highlight the local and national jobs in the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger.