CWA Statement on federal approval of T-Mobile/MetroPCS merger

14. März 2013: In a March 8, 2013 press release, T-Mobile stated in part, “In particular, we have repeatedly stated and reiterated that we have no plans to move call centers offshore, or to reduce employment levels at those call centers.”

We expect T-Mobile USA to keep its word that not only will the company grow and retain call center jobs here in the United States, but that it will do the same for network technician positions as well. T-Mobile has now said publicly that the ‘synergies model’ they shared with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) assumes no layoffs, and we’ll hold them to that.

Sixty-two members of the US House of Representatives, state and local officials including mayors in Florida, South, Carolina and Virginia, NAACP, Sierra Club, National Consumers League, Center for Community Change, Alliance of Retired Americans, AFL-CIO, SEIU, USA Action and more than 18,500 individual consumers have written the FCC as part of its merger review, urging them to protect existing jobs in the United States, as well as enhance opportunities for new jobs.