The strike from ActiBlizz’s Raven Software, which was kicked off when QA workers were facing surprise firings before the holidays after being told some temporary positions would be made full-time ones, has officially come to an end. The ABK Workers Alliance Twitter account confirmed that workers at Raven Software will end the strike pending official confirmation of the Game Workers Alliance (GWA), which started the initial steps of formation last week.
Readers will recall that the GWA has given Activision management five days from this past Friday to respond to the union’s request to be recognized, after which point the GWA will file with the National Labor Relations Board – a process that could take some time, even though it is likely to succeed. In the meanwhile, funds raised to support participants in the strike will be stored for future organization efforts, and the Better ABK Twitter has stated that it will announce or retweet any new details related to the fledgling GWA.
Pending the recognition of our union, the Raven QA strike has ended. Unused strike funds are being stored for future organizing/strike efforts.
We'll post or retweet any GWU updates here. Appreciate all the community support throughout the strike!
— ABetterABK 💙 ABK Workers Alliance (@ABetterABK) January 23, 2022