News

Many wireless workers at T-Mobile Premium Retailers and contractors do not have the same emergency benefits for COVID-19 as workers at corporate locations, and are being forced to make excruciating

As this pandemic escalates across America, Wireless workers are sending in reports from every corner of the country of store and call center closures, call centers with workers who have developed C

T-Mobile Workers Demand:

  • Quota Relief and Paid Sick Days without Penalty During Coronavirus Crisis

We have received dozens of reports of wireless workers taking action to protect themselves at work. Workers have demanded gloves and won. Workers have insisted that a sick manager leave the store, and won. Workers have demanded bargaining with their employer over health and safety concerns. More and more wireless workers are joining together to fight back and stay safe.

Like these workers there are two steps you can take to protect yourself, your co-workers and ultimately your whole community:

The T-Mobile-Sprint $26 billion merger is expected to be finalized on April 1, and our fears are already coming true.

Sprint claimed in its SEC filings that 3,500 jobs will be created in the first year after the merger, but T-Mobile CEO John Legere has long admitted that "there'll be a rationalization of jobs in the first year,” which means we can expect thousands of workers to be laid off.

The FCC chairman recently recommended approval of the T-Mobile/Sprint merger. But this isn’t the end of it by any stretch. This approval has zero job guarantees, and it comes in the middle of the ongoing attorneys general lawsuit.

The chairman’s approval is premature, especially considering that Oregon and Texas just joined the 14 other states that are part of the attorneys general lawsuit. This lawsuit goes to trial on Dec 9, 2019.

We continue to oppose this merger. It will likely eliminate 30,000 jobs, reduce wireless competition, and raise rates for customers.

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. And our message is breaking through.

Last week was a big week for wireless workers. We were proud to travel to Washington, DC, to represent T-Mobile workers and to talk to regulators and members of Congress about the impact of a proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger.

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.

As we prepare for another year of building our union, let’s take a look back at all we accomplished last year.

We began 2018 with the publication of our Wireless Industry Statement of Principles. It’s our vision of what jobs in the wireless industry should look like, drafted by wireless workers from AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless.