T-Mobile and its parent company, Deutsche Telekom, have filed application with the FCC to merge with Metro/PCS. On October 26, the FCC set its pleading cycle on the merger: comments due November 26, 2012, and replies due December 17, 2012.
The deal raises concerns for employees of these companies. As far as T-Mobile and Metro/PCS are concerned, as CWA said early in October:
"... the T-Mobile USA workforce has experienced continued job loss and decline. Seven call centers were closed cutting 3,300 employees. Much of the work is performed offshore, costing jobs in critical communities at a critical time. Metro PCS outsources and offshores customer service work as well."
In the context of the merger, CWA will seek to ensure that there is no job loss as a result of this transaction, and that consumer interests are protected.
T-Mobile/MetroPCS Pleading Cycle Established (FCC notice, Oct. 26, 2012)
CWA: Possible Deal Between T-Mobile and Metro PCS Means More Jobs Loss, Decline for Workers (CWA release, Oct. 3, 2012)