The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled that Activision Blizzard’s QA Raven Software team is eligible for trade union elections.
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as reported Washington PostFriday’s decision (April 22) from the NLRB means that the Workers’ Alliance (GWA) can now vote on its formation.
This decision comes after Activision Blizzard decided not to recognize the union and Microsoft, which recently acquired Activision Blizzard, decided to respect the result, which means it should not stand in the way of the GWA when the acquisition takes place. next year.
On April 29, the NLRB will send ballots to all eligible Raven Software employees, including full-time and part-time QA personnel. Employees have until May 20 to submit their votes, and a video conference will be held on May 23 to count the votes.
Activision Blizzard has stated that Washington Post said he is “disappointed” by the decision and will try to appeal, and Raven Software studio manager Brian Raffel says the company will host a town hall meeting next week to discuss “next steps” .
In a statement i TwitterThe GWA said: “We are pleased that, following a review of the evidence, the National Labor Relations Board has rejected efforts by the management of Raven Software to undermine our efforts to form a union. Now is the time. Raven Software’s management has stopped trying to stop us from exercising our rights. “
“We cannot wait to vote for – and win – our union,” the group said.
The GWA was established in January this year, following the strike after more than a third of Raven’s quality control staff were shot. The GWA union works closely with American Communications Workers (CWA), which organizes unions in sectors ranging from communications to technology.
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