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Blizzard’s Proletariat ends bid to unionize after unionbusting tactics succeed

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Activision-Blizzard's latest efforts to head off worker unions were apparently successful: Union group Communication Workers of America has ended its bid to launch a...

GDC’s State of the Games Industry survey once again demonstrates dev skepticism for metaverse and blockchain hokum

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This year's State of the Game Industry from GDC - its 11th since beginning the project - delivers a range of insights from the...

Ubisoft’s CEO apologizes for responsibility dodge but fails to mollify strikers

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Yesterday, we reported on the impending Ubisoft Paris worker strike and associated demands for better compensation and reduced work hours, provoked by CEO Yvrs...

Ubisoft Paris will strike on January 27 following CEO’s responsibility-shifting

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If Ubisoft thought that slashing more games, delaying others (like Skull & Bones), and promising "increased cautiousness over the coming years" would stave off...
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Workers at Blizzard-owned Proletariat say management refused its union and is ‘forcing’ them to go through NLRB voting

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At the tail end of December, we reported that Blizzard-owned studio Proletariat was forming a union known as the Proletariat Workers Alliance. The announcement...

Microsoft buys a fluffy ad that talks up CWA unions and tries to smooth things over with the FTC

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You could assume that Microsoft's PR department is working extra hard after the company raged in legalese at the Federal Trade Commission when you...

Microsoft’s ZeniMax QA just formed the largest games industry union in the country

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Just before the holiday break, workers at Microsoft's ZeniMax Media - including Elder Scrolls Online's ZeniMax Online Studios and Bethesda itself - announced their...

Blizzard-owned studio Proletariat announces plans to form a union

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Workers at a third studio owned by Activision-Blizzard are planning to organize: Proletariat, which readers may recall was the studio behind battle royale game...

Unionizing ZeniMax QA workers claim ‘death from a thousand cuts’ thanks to crunch and low pay

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Earlier this week, over 300 QA workers employed by ZeniMax, including those who work at Elder Scrolls Online's ZeniMax Online Studios and Fallout 76's...

Hundreds of QA workers at ZeniMax – including Elder Scrolls Online’s ZOS – are preparing to unionize

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File this one under reasons we can have nice things: QA workers at ZeniMax have announced they aim to unionize under the Communication Workers...

National Labor Relations Board denies Activision-Blizzard’s attempt to freeze Albany QA workers’ union vote

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While this might have seemed like a Sisyphean effort on the part of Activision-Blizzard, it's still always good to know when flagrant unionbusting efforts...

Blizzard once again tries to delay Albany QA workers’ union vote through a request for review

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Just because Blizzard was told "no" already apparently doesn't mean the company is giving up on stopping QA workers at Diablo IV developer Blizzard...

Activision-Blizzard’s petition to dismiss discrimination suit was thrown out, company faces fresh unfair labor practice charges

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The legal woes for Blizzard continue to stack up today as the company has both lost an attempt to dismiss the California gender discrimination...

Blizzard Albany’s Diablo QA wins right to unionize as NLRB rejects Activision-Blizzard challenge

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It's a good day for games industry workers as Activision-Blizzard has once again failed to suppress the burgeoning worker unions forming within the company:...
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Labor board determines Activision-Blizzard retaliated against unionizers, Microsoft launches acquisition website

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Last spring, Activision-Blizzard was hard at work trying to suppress the burgeoning unionization movement within its walls, spearheaded by QA testers at Raven Software,...

Ubisoft CEO suggests harassment claims come from a generational divide as employees call out ‘superficial’ reforms

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Last year a culture of mismanagement, sexual harassment, and racism across Ubisoft and its many studios was exposed, leading to multiple executives leaving the...
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CWA accuses Activision-Blizzard of spying on workers and threatening to shut down labor discussions

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The Communications Workers of America, the parent union where Raven's QA workers' union falls under, continues to keep a spotlight on Activision-Blizzard's ongoing attempts...

Blizzard is union-busting again, this time targeting the Diablo IV team

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It would appear that Blizzard just can't stop trying to fight those pesky workers. QA devs at Blizzard Albany, formerly known as Vicarious Visions...

MMO Business Roundup: Blizzard Albany’s union, BioWare Pride, Sony’s antitrust lawsuit, and the P2E ‘hustle’

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Business business business! Activision-Blizzard: Another group of QA testers within Activision-Blizzard have announced they're...

Microsoft and CWA union enter into ‘labor neutrality’ agreement that will ultimately apply to Activision-Blizzard

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Microsoft is continuing its efforts to look like a decent place for gaming developers to work: It's apparently entered into a "labor neutrality" agreement...

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