T-Mobile Workers Share Concerns Over T-Mobile/Sprint Merger with Deutsche Telekom CEO, Meet with Supervisory Board Members
Seattle, Wash. - In a new letter to Timotheus Höttges, CEO of T-Mobile USA's parent company Deutsche Telekom (DT), T-Mobile employees express concerns over the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger and outline specific commitments and assurances they are seeking from the New T-Mobile. CEO Höttges and members of DT's supervisory board are visiting T-Mobile USA headquarters this week for a supervisory board meeting.
The letter expresses concern that the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger "will mean the loss of American jobs, cuts in wages and commissions, and a corresponding reduction in quality to our customers" and requests "solid and verifiable assurances that the New T-Mobile will not discard the front line workers who have made T-Mobile and Sprint so successful." Specifically, the letter calls for commitments that that New T-Mobile will "secure our jobs without cuts to compensation; bring back outsourced jobs from overseas and in the USA, and respect our rights on the job by stopping management interference with our right to organize."