A Little Rain Can't Stop Us - Rallying to Oppose the T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

Monday marked the first day of hearings in the lawsuit filed by New York State Attorney General Letitia James and the California AG. The AG’s lawsuit asserts that the $26.2 billion dollar merger would result in only three nationwide cellphone companies, AT&T, Verizon, and a new T-Mobile, creating less choice for consumers overall and for low-income people in particular.

We joined members of T-Mobile Workers United (TU), Common Cause, Consumer Reports Advocacy, and Free Press. District 1 Vice President Dennis Trainor told the crowd assembled in the pouring rain that the merger could result in the loss of nearly 30,000 jobs as overlapping stores are closed. He emphasized that the only way for T-Mobile workers to protect themselves is by organizing and having a collective union voice. Just last week workers at a T-Mobile store in Pinole California voted to join CWA, despite intense company intimidation.