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Its legal options exhausted, Activision-Blizzard finally agrees to negotiate with union after half a year of clowning

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As readers will recall, QA workers at Activision-Blizzard's Raven Software have spent the last half a year organizing to form a union following the...

BioWare’s contract QA workers in Canada are aiming for unionization

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If games companies thought that they could stave off worker organization attempts with union busting, they haven't met 2022: Apparently, now a portion of...

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...

Activision-Blizzard’s Raven Software is formally unionizing

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Perhaps ignoring and gaslighting the strikers wasn't the best move for Activision after all: WAPO reports that "over 30" QA testers at Activision's Raven...
YAAAAAAGH

Acti-Blizz buyout, day two: Labor, stock, Kotick, and the reasons behind the sale

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The news has been flying fast and furious over the last 24 hours since Microsoft announced it was buying Activision-Blizzard for just under $70B....
We're doing great, promise.

Raven Software strike extends to its third week as Activision-Blizzard claims management is listening

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January 3rd marked the third week during which the staff for Raven Software (responsible for several Call of Duty titles including Call of Duty: Warzone) was...

Activision-Blizzard is suddenly laying off more QA, won’t be at The Game Awards

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Yes, Activision-Blizzard is in the news again: Raven Software, one of the studios behind games like Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and...

GDC Summer 2020: Unionizing the video games industry

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Just in time for Blizzard's latest labor crisis, Game Workers Unite UK treasurer Kevin Agwaze held an Ask Me Anything at GDC Summer 2020...

US Senator Bernie Sanders publicly offers support for game worker unionization

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That dull, wooden hammering you hear in the background is the attachment of planks to platforms. With the US 2020 presidential campaign season drawing...
Less than punchy.

Riot Games isn’t budging on labor dispute even after employee walkout

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As we've previously covered, employees of the League of Legends studio Riot Games walked out last week in protest over the company's labor and...

Riot Games developers did indeed walk out in protest last night over the ongoing labor and lawsuit fiasco

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On Friday, we reported that Riot Games' latest efforts to stave off a walkout at the popular League of Legends company were likely to...

A UK university will offer e-sports business coursework, and this is a truly good thing

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Most of the people playing e-sports are exceptional gamers, and to get that good at anything, you miss out on a whole bunch of...

The Daily Grind: Should e-sports players unionize?

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MCV reported this week that World of Tanks studio Wargaming plans to help organize a union for pro e-sports players. Wargaming European e-sports boss...

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