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News from EPI Media Advisory: The labor market impact of the proposed Sprint/T-Mobile merger

On Monday, December 17 at 12:30 p.m. ET, the Economic Policy Institute, the Roosevelt Institute, and the Communications Workers of America will host a discussion of groundbreaking new research quantifying the impact of the proposed Sprint/T-Mobile merger on the wages of retail workers in the wireless industry.

Sprint and T-Mobile have announced plans to merge, which would significantly increase concentration in the wireless industry—reducing the number of major wireless carriers from four to three, increasing prices for consumers, and lowering wages for workers. Until now, regulators overseeing mergers have only looked at the impact of reduced competition on consumers. Marshall Steinbaum, Research Director and Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, will present new research looking at the impact of corporate concentration on workers’ wages and making recommendations for how regulators should include labor market analysis in their work overseeing mergers.

Who: Marshall Steinbaum, Research Director and Fellow, Roosevelt Institute
Maurice Stucke, Of counsel, The Konkurrenz Group and Professor of Law, University of Tennessee
Heidi Shierholz, Senior Economist and Director of Policy, EPI
A T-Mobile United/CWA Activist

Moderated by Thea Lee, President, Economic Policy Institute

When: Monday, December 17, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern.

Where: The Economic Policy Institute
1225 Eye Street NW, Sixth floor
Washington, DC 20005

To RSVP, please email