Since Activision Blizzard employees first announced their intention to form a union in January, it has been an uphill battle to say the least. Terminations, strikes, and backlash from the company higher-ups who did their best to stifle the attempts to unionize, have all finally come to a head.
The company recently announced that they plan to both recognize and negotiate with the newly formed union, many of whom are coincidentally set for renegotiation. Under the Communications Workers of America umbrella, very few companies have even accepted dealing with unions. Ubisoft, Amazon, Riot Games, and Alphabet, are just some of the companies that have actively suppressed attempts at workers unionizing.
But Activision Blizzard’s announcement, making it one of the first AAA companies to accept a union, might be the first domino to fall and could inspire other companies to do so as well.
Meanwhile, Microsoft boss Phil Spencer has made it clear that once his company’s $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard is finalized, that Microsoft will also accept the union.
(All information was provided by Esports.net)