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T-Mobile CEO John Legere continues push for Sprint merger, claims more than 5,000 customer care jobs added by 2021

T-Mobile CEO John Legere today continued pushing for the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, this time sharing a blog post focused on jobs. The New T-Mobile will spend nearly $40 billion to expand its network and business over three years, Legere says. The CEO also claims that the combined company will have more than 11,000 additional employees on its payroll by 2024 compared to what T-Mo and Sprint would have by themselves. Focusing specifically … [read full article]

4Competition Coalition comes out against T-Mobile-Sprint merger, members include Dish and C Spire

A new group has formed to voice its opposition to the proposed T-Mobile-Sprint merger. The 4Competition Coalition is a new entity made up of 13 different companies and groups, including DISH, C Spire, Communications Workers of America, and others. The coalition is urging regulators to block the T-Mobile-Sprint merger, citing concerns over competition, price increases, job losses, 5G, and a harm to rural consumers. The full list of members in the 4Competition Coalition looks like this: … [read full article]

Dish once again comes out against T-Mobile-Sprint merger, other groups chime in with their opposition

After initially filing its opposition to T-Mobile and Sprint’s proposed merger back in August, Dish recently made another argument against the deal. In its latest filing, Dish claims that if T-Mobile and Sprint are allowed to merge, it will lead to a national mobile voice and broadband market controlled by three companies, lead to excessive concentration in other relevant markets, and result in increased prices for consumers. “The Applicants have not come close to demonstrating that … [read full article]

CWA argues against T-Mobile-Sprint merger, says more than 28,000 jobs will be lost

In the months following T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger announcement, we’ve seen groups come out in favor of and opposed to the deal. Today another group in the latter camp has spoken out about the merger. The Communication Workers of America (CWA) today said that it opposed the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint as it’s currently set up. The CWA, a union that represents 700,000 workers, claims that the merger would result in more than 28,000 … [read full article]

Judge says T-Mobile must disband T-Voice employee group

Last year, a group called the Communication Workers of America (CWA) filed a complaint against T-Mobile for allegedly creating a company-controlled union. Now a judge has issued a decision on that matter. Judge Sharon Levinson Steckler, a judge for the National Labor Relations Board, has ruled that T-Mobile must put an end to T-Voice. Steckler says that T-Mobile violated union laws with T-Voice by doing things like targeting employee pain points and having managers make … [read full article]

T-Mobile targeted by CWA complaint for allegedly creating a company-controlled union

There’s been a longstanding brouhaha involving T-Mobile and unions, with groups like the Communications Workers of America trying to help T-Mobile employees to unionize. The latest chapter in this story sees the CWA alleging that T-Mo is using an illegal strategy to diminish employee support for a union. The Communication Workers of America recently complained to the National Labor Relations Board that T-Mobile is trying to prevent the formation of an independent union by creating one that … [read full article]

Deutsche Telekom being pressured to investigate T-Mobile US treatment of workers

According to a new report, T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom is feeling heat to address working conditions at T-Mo. Sources speaking to Reuters say that a pair of “major investors” in Deutsche Telekom are concerned with the way that T-Mobile US employees are being treated. Additionally, lawmakers in both Washington D.C. and Berlin want the German government to ensure that DT addresses these worker issues. The German … [read full article]

U.S. labor board rules T-Mobile policies are illegal

According to a number of reports yesterday, T-Mobile has been found guilty of violating some U.S. labor laws. According to the Labor Board, T-Mobile’s policies illegally restrict employees from organizing and discussing workplace issues like wages. As reported by Reuters: NLRB Judge Christine Dibble said in an order on Wednesday that several provisions in T-Mobile’s employee handbook, code of conduct, confidentiality agreement and form asking employee’s to comply with unlawful work rules were … [read full article]

FCC May Approve T-Mobile/MetroPCS Merger Without Full Vote

According to a Communication Workers of America Union attorney, the Federal Communications Commission will approve the T-Mobile/MetroPCS merger without holding a vote. Monica Desai, attorney for the CWA says the deal will be approved “at the bureau level instead of the commission level.” David Kuat, analyst for Stifel Nicolaus & Co., says this development, if true is a positive signal for the deals prospects. “I assume it’s good” for the deal’s prospects and … [read full article]