Shameless union attacks threaten future 5G innovation in America | 4/12/2019 | Staff
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The speed of digital advancements is what drives our economy. Since President Donald Trump took office, America has enjoyed an economic boom, with astonishingly low unemployment numbers and record capital investments in new technology that would have once seemed like science fiction.

With our smartphones and wireless data plans, more workers can telecommute today than ever before. This technology advances at lightning speed, which is why America is currently in a race with China and other countries to have a robust 5G network. This would require a massive infrastructure investment to build a network that offers previously impossible connectivity speeds - over 100 Mbps - over cellular wireless.

T-Mobile - Company - Network - Thousands - Workers

T-Mobile is one company who is pledging to build an impressive 5G network while hiring thousands of workers in the process, and they need to merge with Sprint to remain competitive. However, as expected in the Washington, D.C. swamp, some groups are working to block the proposed merger between Sprint and T-Mobile by spreading blatant falsehoods.

One of those groups is the Communications Workers of America (CWA).

House - Judiciary - Subcommittee - Merger - CWA

Before a recent House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on the merger, CWA President Christopher Shelton testified that "the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint will eliminate 30,000 jobs across the country…", including retail jobs and headquarter employees.

It’s a false claim CWA has been peddling for some time and nothing could be further from the truth!

Response - Sprint - Executive - Chairman - Marcelo

In response, Sprint’s Executive Chairman, Marcelo Claure, fired back at Shelton in the hearing saying “it is crazy to say that we [Sprint] are going to fire 30,000 people. Sprint has 28,000 people. Do the math.”

Mr. Shelton also claimed “in recent years, T-Mobile has been the subject of more unfair labor practice charges per employee than any other big business in the United States,” while making similar accusations against Sprint.

National - Labor - Relations

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