Activision Blizzard Employees File Lawsuit Accusing Company Of Worker Intimidation And Union Busting

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Activision Blizzard employees have filed a lawsuit with the National Labor Relations Board alleging that worker intimidation and union-busting occurred at the company.

Employees have alleged that in the last six months, the company has “threatened” and “told employees they can’t discuss wages and working hours and conditions, enforced an “overly broad social media policy” against employees who have participated in protected concerted activity and spied and interrogated employees who engaged in protected concerted activity.

According to the Communication Workers of America (CWA), protected concerted activities include discussing working conditions with colleagues and joining with colleagues to talk to your employer or a government agency about issues in the workplace.

The company also hired the law firm WilmerHale, who are known for their anti-union efforts with Amazon and other companies.

The employees are operating under the name of the ABK Workers Alliance, and have support from the CWA. They have accused Activision Blizzard of “using coercive tactics to attempt to prevent its employees from exercising their rights to stand together and demand a more equitable, sustainable, and diverse workplace.”

“It is their right as workers to organize for a work environment free from abuse, discrimination and sexual harassments, and this right is protected by federal labor law,” they continued.

The lawsuit comes after Activision Blizzard were sued in July following allegations of a “frat boy culture” in the organisation.

Words by Ellen Leslie


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