Organized by CODE-CWA, the suit claims Activision Blizzard engaged in coercive and intimidating behavior
Digital workforce mobilization campaign, known as CODE-CWA, Activision filed suit against Blizzard for unfair labor practices.
like before reported by EtiquetteThis new lawsuit, filed with the National Labor Relations Board, alleges that Activision Blizzard engaged in intimidation and intimidation tactics because employees refused to openly discuss their desire to end the pay discrepancy and forced arbitration. fought for. Digital Workers Rights and Labor Organizer CODE-CWA sued on behalf of a better abk A group of Activision Blizzard employees working to improve working conditions at one of the largest video game publishers in America.
In July, the state of California sued Activision Blizzard for enabling a culture of “perpetual sexual harassment.” Soon after news of the suit broke, Blizzard employees staged a walkout that garnered national attention. A Better ABK was created around the time of the walkout, but it reflects the long-term and ongoing struggles of the publisher’s employees.
A better ABK released list of demands which calls for, among other things, the termination of the “mandatory arbitration clause of all employee contracts, present and in the future.” This latest lawsuit, filed on September 10, accuses Activision Blizzard of engaging in “coercive” behavior that is disruptive to A Better ABK’s efforts to effect change.
“If the NLRB rules in our favour, the decision will be retroactive and we will set a precedent that no activist in America can be intimidated by talking about forced arbitration,” said a Better ABK spokesperson. writes on twitter.
Activision Blizzard has been through several personnel changes since the trial. Jay Alan Brack, President of Blizzard Entertainment, resigned on 3 August. The company’s global human resources head Jesse Meschuk also left the company the same day. Today, Activision Blizzard Announces It Has Filled Two Upper Management Vacancies. Julie Hodges, a senior VP at Disney, will take over as chief people officer and Sandeep Dubey, VP of finance at Delta Airlines, is Activision Blizzard’s new chief operating officer.
Activision Blizzard did not respond to a request for comment. Code-CWA did not respond in time for publication.