Activision Blizzard has nearly 60 videogame employees who said Tuesday that they applied to be members of unions. Report from Bloomberg.
Workers at Boston-based Proletariat, a video game studio, have announced they are joining Communications Workers of America in an effort to form a union of “designers. animators. engineers. producers. and QA workers.” Bloomberg reports that it will be Activision Blizzard’s first union to include employees other than QA. The Union of the Proletariat’s organizing efforts are the third batch of organizing the company in this year. Vote to form unionsThis month, earlier.Blizzard Albany staff in January
Activision Blizzard employees continued to organize despite threats from the company. Commissioned by the National Labor Relations BoardEmployers violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) in May. This law states that employers cannot interfere with or discourage employees who want to unionize.
At the same time, the Federal Trade Commission is attempting to organize video game workers. It will hurt competition among video game console makers.Arguments that the merger was worth $69 billion
Activision Blizzard didn’t immediately respond to a request to comment.
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