2018 was a big year for our union. More of us need to be brave in 2019.
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.
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.
In fact, CWA’s research revealed that a merger will result in the loss of 30,000 jobs. And this merger would combine two companies notorious for violating labor laws. So we’re calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reject the merger as currently structured unless T-Mobile and Sprint executives make verifiable commitments to protect jobs in the US and respect our right to organize.
Nearly 700 T-Mobile workers have signed our petition so far, and we’ll deliver it to the FCC soon. If you haven’t signed on yet, click here to add your name today.
In 2018, we were inspired by all the T-Mobile workers who bravely stood up for good jobs and a fairer workplace. This year, we need more of our co-workers to be brave, to transform our company and the wireless industry into a place where every worker is treated with the respect we deserve.
Click here to contact a steward or organizer and get involved in our movement today.