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Activision-Blizzard creeps out the internet with its ‘Diversity Space Tool’ as union-busting continues

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Friday afternoon, Activision-Blizzard proudly trotted out a dev blog talking up the creation of a "Diversity Space Tool" that the company has apparently been...

New York City just lodged a new lawsuit against Activision-Blizzard

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A new lawsuit filed in Delaware by multiple New York City retirement and pension funds alleges in court something that's seemed like an open...

Activision-Blizzard wants shareholders to vote against making the company release public abuse reports

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The Activision-Blizzard annual shareholders meeting is coming soon, and several proposals are up for voting. Among those proposals is a required report that outlines...
Come on, vogue!

Activision-Blizzard Q1 2022: Revenues plummet, Blizzard loses another 2M players

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Welcome back to our regular coverage of Activision-Blizzard's quarterly financials. As of this morning, we have Q1's results, comprising January, February, and March 2022, a...

Activision-Blizzard’s Raven Software gets green light to vote for a union by National Labor Relations Board

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This past Friday saw a major step forward for the QA workers of Activision-Blizzard studio Raven Software, as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)...

Activision-Blizzard tells the SEC it hasn’t yet negotiated Kotick’s future with Microsoft

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While it's all but assured that if the Microsoft acquisition of Activision-Blizzard goes through, CEO Bobby Kotick will get to flutter away on a...

DFEH attorney accuses California governor of interfering in the Activision-Blizzard lawsuit

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The Activision-Blizzard scandal just keeps on scandaling - and drawing more people and agencies into its ugly orbit. Bloomberg has a piece up today...
Plays well with others.

Activision-Blizzard promotes over a thousand QA testers and bumps their pay – but not the ones unionizing

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Last night, Activision-Blizzard announced that it is converting 1100 quality assurance testers from contract work to full-time with pay starting at a minimum of...
It's fine.

Activision-Blizzard employees stage a digital demonstration over COVID vaccine mandate row

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Yesterday saw workers at Activision-Blizzard plan to stage another walkout demonstration over the studio's COVID policies, but bad weather and employees falling ill apparently...
Popcorn appropriately.

Activision-Blizzard reverses plan to lift in-office vaccine reqs after employee walkout threat

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Activision-Blizzard continues to be put on notice by the proto-union A Better ABK and the workers of the studio. The latest incident revolves around...

Some U.S. senators give the Microsoft-Activision buyout the big stink-eye

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Not everyone is jumping up and down in approval over the upcoming $68.7 billion Microsoft buyout of Activision Blizzard. According to the Wall Street...

Another worker lodges a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit against Activision-Blizzard

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The lawsuits continue to pile up around Activision-Blizzard. Readers will recall that back in December, an Activision-Blizzard worker identified as Christine held a press...
Ending some eternity, at least.

Three Activision-Blizzard shareholders are under investigation for possible insider trading

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Gosh, amidst all of the other scandals rocking Activision-Blizzard, you know what we haven't gotten? A good old insider trading scandal! Maybe in all...
Mad fake mode.

Blizzard’s new diversity lead assures fans of progress on inclusion, worker safety, and accountability

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With today being International Women's Day, Blizzard saw fit to grant a spotlight to one of its top women, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I)...

Family of Activision-Blizzard employee allegedly harassed into suicide filed a wrongful death suit

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If Activision-Blizzard was hoping that recent world events would be taking all of the pressure of the company's ongoing scandal and fallout, then such...

California’s attempt to stay Activision Blizzard’s EEOC settlement has failed in court

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Activision Blizzard has scored at least one more win in its myriad legal battles that spawned from the company's culture of sexual harassment and...
Sigh.

Activision Blizzard faces lawsuits from shareholders regarding the sale to Microsoft

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Ah, here we go, the lawsuits have started to roll in about the sale of Activision Blizzard to Microsoft. We all knew they were...

Activision Blizzard’s Bobby Kotick urged by U.S. Senator to get out of the way of unionization efforts

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Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick received a stern warning from the highest levels of the U.S. government not to interfere with burgeoning unionization efforts...

Microsoft’s Activision-Blizzard offer happened lightning-fast – and Microsoft wasn’t the only bidder

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While the news of Microsoft's nearly $70 billion buyout of Activision Blizzard came as a sudden surprise this past January, the truth is that...
DO YOU NOT LOVE US?!

ABK reportedly tries to stall Raven Software’s union vote as DFEH and SEC issue new subpoenas

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The process for Raven Software forming its Game Workers Alliance union was likely always going to be messy, but the burst sewage pipe of...

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