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FCC Makes Wrong Decision on AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Contact Candice Johnson, CWA Communications, 202-434-1168, cjohnson@cwa-union.org

Washington, D.C. –The action by the Federal Communications Commission on the AT&T/T-Mobile merger is a job killer at a time of 9 percent unemployment.

Our T-Mobile members know that the path to secure jobs is through massive investment in a 4-G LTE network across America.  T-Mobile management has clearly stated that the company doesn’t have the scale to justify that investment.  

AT&T has promised to retain 23,000 call center, retail and technical workers who now have no clear employment path. Additionally, AT&T has committed to return 5,000 jobs to the U.S. from Asia and invest $8 billion in new capital and broadband buildout.

The FCC’s decision relegates the issue of good jobs to the bottom of the government’s priorities.