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Sprint Merger With T-Mobile Would Kill 20,000 Jobs, Union Says

  • Most cuts would come from shutting stores, call centers: CWA
  • Wireless providers push cost benefits from combination
Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

A merger of Sprint Corp. and T-Mobile US Inc., the subject of talks between the wireless providers, would eliminate at least 20,000 jobs, according to the Communications Workers of America.

Most of the cuts would come from closing stores and shutting down call centers, the CWA said in a statement Tuesday. The union doesn’t represent any workers at the companies. Sprint had 28,000 employees at the end of March, while T-Mobile had 50,000 at the beginning of the year.