The merger is NOT a done 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.
In an attempt to create a fourth wireless competitor, the DOJ placed completely inadequate conditions on the merger that will not save jobs or help consumers. Under the conditions, Sprint will sell off its pre-paid business to DISH. This does not create a true fourth competitor because, among other things, DISH would still depend on the T-Mobile network.
We have one message for our co-workers today: Our fight to stop this merger is far from over.
Currently attorneys general from 13 states and the District of Columbia are pursuing a lawsuit to block the T-Mobile/Sprint megamerger, and the trial is set to begin on October 7. These state officials are doing the job our Justice Department refused to do: They are fighting to protect our jobs and to protect consumers against corporate greed and higher prices. T-Mobile and Sprint executives are acting as if their plan is a done deal, but the trial could stop this merger in its tracks.
It’s not too late for us to make our voices heard. Click HERE to join us in expressing our support for the fourteen attorneys general who are fighting for jobs and protecting consumers by opposing T-Mobile and Sprint’s anti-competitive megamerger.
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