AT&T and CWA Bash FCC Over T-Mobile Lay-Offs
AT&T today issued a statement regarding T-Mobile's recently announced call center lay-offs. In its public policy blog, AT&T chided the Federal Communications Commission for its failure to protect T-Mobile's employees. "Only a few months ago AT&T promised to preserve these very same call centers and jobs if our merger was approved," wrote Jim Cicconi, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of External and Legislative Affairs. "We also predicted that if the merger failed, T-Mobile would be forced into major layoffs. The FCC argued that the merger would cost jobs, not preserve them, and that rejecting it would save jobs. Rarely are a regulatory agency's predictive judgments proven so wrong so fast: Centers now being closed would be staying open, workers now facing layoffs would have job guarantees, and communities facing turmoil would have security. Only a few months later, the truth of who was right is sadly obvious." Meanwhile, the Communications Workers of America also waded into the conversation. "T-Mobile USA's decision to close seven call centers ... harms workers and communities, and in several locations, abuses taxpayers who provided funds to the company in exchange for employment and economic development." The CWA also says the FCC should have approved the AT&T/T-Mobile acquisition. "The FCC chose not to approve that merger. Now we're seeing the result: significant job loss affecting thousands of workers and their families."
shame on you, at&t
I searched for Cingular job losses on Google. Guess what I found? An article from 2004 where the CEO of Cingular details 7,000 jobs being cut due to the MERGER of Cingular and at&t!! So, yeah, 2 can play at the what if
FCC Strikes Back
"Later Friday evening, the FCC responded with a short statement that basically said that AT&T's own confidential documents relating to the deal had projected job losses. With that comment, the FCC was saying that even had the agency green lit the deal, there still would have been layoffs anyway. And to make matters worse for AT&T, redacted documents belonging to the mobile operator show that had the merger gone through, AT&T would have eliminated more than the 3,300 employees affected by T-Mobile's call center closing."
They directly employ about 40,000. However, the numbers they outsource are hidden. Why is that?
http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/stories/2009/0 ... »
http://www.contactcenter2011.com/files/Sprint-Merced ... »...
It's Very Simple
If AT&T tolr the truth it would read...
Many more jobs would have been lost if the merger went through due to closing stores where there was both AT&T and T-Mobile in the same mall or area. We kept many more jobs including many higher paying store management jobs and independent resellers are still around because T-Mobile is still around.
Stay classy, AT&T--
Don't Know Who ATT Thinks They're Fooling
watch tmobile raise prices!
tmobile can raise price with or without merger!
Dont be fooled!
Let's play the what if game...
1900 jobs would have been cut PLUS an additional 3000.
I like my prediction more than AT&Ts because it uses common sense and logic.