Activision Blizzard Sued by Employees for Union Busting and Intimidation

by in General | Sep, 15th 2021

A new complaint has been filed in the Activision Blizzard lawsuit saga, this time for Union Busting and Intimidation. This is linked to the current lawsuit of the frat boy culture and assault cases linked to the company. The employees of Blizzard are backed by the Communication Workers of America  (CWA) and while it feels connected to the overall problem, it’s a separate complaint, claiming that the company is “engaging in unfair labor practices.” This is a huge move for the employees of Activision Blizzard, to stand up for themselves and help end intimidation and abuse in the gaming dev scene.

Intimidation and Union Busting Have No Place:

The Communication Workers of America are standing up with Activision Blizzard employees about Union Busting and Intimidation. They say they represent “the communications and information industries” and trying to help out. This complaint was filed on September 10th, and claims Activision Blizzard “repeatedly engaged in unlawful conduct by threatening employees in the exercise of [their] rights.”

The Blizzard Employees started A Better ABK, despite potential backlash from their employer. The goal is to share their concerns and share their demands with the world. In a statement made by the CWA, Activision Blizzard did not respond well:

“Management could have responded with humility and a willingness to take necessary steps to address the horrid conditions some ABK workers have faced. Instead Activision Blizzard’s response to righteous worker activity was surveillance, intimidation, and hiring notorious union busters. The National Labor Relations Board under the Biden Administration has made it clear that it will hold companies accountable whenever they break the law; we have filed these charges to ensure that the actions of ABK management will not go unanswered.”

This is on top of the current sexual harassment lawsuit Activision Blizzard is already facing. If these allegations are true, it’s a black mark on the company and the people at the top of it without a doubt. To see the response to the lawsuit and people speaking up about suffering and being harassed as something like this? With interrogation, bullying, and threats? That’s shameful at the kindest. There have even been claims that Activision Blizzard shredded documents involved in the case. We’ll have to see how these lawsuits all shake out, and will as always, keep you updated as it develops.


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