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The labor situation in Activision-Blizzard could escalate to another level before what seems to be the inevitable formation of the first union of workers in the video game industry in a company of that size. Raven Software employee organization, study of Call of Duty: Warzonekeeps moving forward and will soon hold a very important vote, which the company is trying to sabotage.
The latest effort… to prevent a union at Activision-Blizzard
According to a report from The Washington Post, Activision-Blizzard is making a last ditch effort to stop Raven workers from forming a union. This after a source related to the labor movement informed the newspaper that the company has sent emails to workers practically begging them to vote against the union organization. In case you don’t know, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) considered that the 30 Raven workers who have organized are enough to establish themselves as a bargaining force and to hold a vote that defines their status as a union.
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At the same time, the report points out that another of Activision-Blizzard’s tactics to prevent the formation of a union has been to return to the threatening tone through the Raven leadership who called the workers to a meeting to warn that in the event that If a union is formed, the development of video games will be put at risk, as well as the promotions and labor benefits that exist up to now, curiously, the latter is something that the workers who have given their testimony about the experience seem not to have known of the company because, precisely, they accuse that, the lack of incentives and improvements despite the passing of the years.
So it seems that the Raven workers’ union will soon be a reality at Activision-Blizzard and this could mark a before and after in an industry that, unlike others in the US entertainment sector, continues to make billions. of dollars operating with non-unionized workers.
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