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Union Group Accuses Activision Blizzard Of Posting “Anti-Union Propaganda” In Slack


Activision Blizzard Union Busting

As soon as once more, Activision Blizzard is being accused of trying to cease the formation of a union – this time the one which will probably be voted on by QA testers at Blizzard Albany. On October 18, the corporate’s new Chief Communication Officer Lulu Chen Meservey, reportedly posted a message on the corporate’s Slack. The message, based on a grievance filed by the Communication Employees of America with the Nationwide Labor Relations Board, consists of “anti-union propaganda” that successfully claims that employees bargaining for raises and bonuses via unions see slower outcomes. The submit, shared in a screengrab on Twitter, goes on to state that this has been the case with Raven who has solely had three classes for the reason that union was licensed principally due to the union canceling classes.

Another, acquainted speaking factors seen throughout Raven’s try to unionize earlier within the 12 months are additionally seen within the screenshot. This contains the argument that the corporate “disagree[s] {that a} handful of staff ought to get to resolve for everybody else on the way forward for the whole Albany-based Diablo staff”. The corporate’s obvious choice is for “a direct dialog between firm and staff”. The tweet that this screenshot was shared on additionally included a second screenshot with a message stating that “solely sure folks can submit” within the channel the message was allegedly shared in.

In keeping with Polygon, the grievance being filed is the fourth “ongoing grievance filed with the NLRB” within the final two years. The CWA claims that the message is “anti-union” and violates the employees’ rights. Since Blizzard Albany did win the proper to vote on a union, they’ll be doing so quickly and have their ballots counted on November 18, so we’ll see how the technique works out for Blizzard.

Be aware: Activision Blizzard remains to be beneath investigation by the state of California for severe harassment expenses. CEO Bobby Kotick is alleged to have recognized about such actions inside his firm – and carried out some himself – and shielded the perpetrators from penalties.

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