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The FCC chairman recently recommended approval of the T-Mobile/Sprint merger. But this isn’t the end of it by any stretch.

If you're like us, you've been hearing tons of rumors about the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. What we really need right now are facts about this deal.

Today the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) approved the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, a move we believe will lead to the loss of 30,000 US jobs, lower wages throughout the wireless industry, and higher prices for consumers. The DOJ did not listen to our concerns, and the deal does not include any job protections. However, the merger is NOT a done deal.

There was big news Tuesday in the T-Mobile/Sprint merger review process. We've been saying for months now that the merger will hurt workers and consumers. If approved, it would lead to the loss of 30,000 jobs, lower wages for workers across the whole wireless industry, and higher prices for customers. Hundreds of T-Mobile and Sprint workers signed a petition calling on regulators to reject the merger unless the companies make real commitments to protect jobs and respect our rights at work.

If you're like us, you've been hearing tons of rumors about the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. What we really need right now are facts about this deal. So our union, CWA, has put together a website, TMobileSprintFacts.org, that shows just how negative the impact would be on workers and consumers if the merger were approved.

The biggest story of the year was the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger. We surveyed T-Mobile workers about the sale, and many said their top concern was job security. At a Senate hearing in July, CEO Legere admitted that “there’ll be a rationalization of jobs in the first year” after a merger.

T-Mobile Workers United (TU) opened its first field office in Wichita, Kan., on July 25, 2016 to support the growing momentum and energy of the union's organizing campaign at T-Mobile US and MetroPCS. The new office will be a place where workers can learn more about TU and members can ramp up their efforts to improve call centers, retail stores, and other facilities.
Lead by Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI), 14 members of Congress signed a letter to the petition committee of the German parliament, the so called Bundestag, as the committee is dealing with a petition about labor rights at T-Mobile.
T-Mobile has always prided itself on taking work-life balance seriously--but now the company is poised to force customer representatives in some locations to work on Christmas Day. All T-Mobile workers want for Christmas is to be able to spend this special time with their families and loved ones, like most families across America.
When a T-Mobile employee complained to human resources that she was being sexually harassed by her supervisor, the company’s response was shocking. T-Mobile told her to just stick it out and threatened to fire her if she discussed the situation with her co-workers.