National Labor Relations Board Determines that Activision Illegally Threatened Workers
On May 23, 2022, Bloomberg reported that the National Labor Relations Board determined that Activision "illegally threatened staff and enforced a social media policy that conflicts with workers’ collective action rights."
"The Board's decision reinforces what workers have been experiencing at Activision when they try to raise concerns about serious issues at the company," said CWA Organizing Director Tom Smith in response to the report. "We've seen this in the company's response to walkouts over working conditions, in its fullthroated resistance to the judge holding a basic fairness hearing where workers could testify as part of the EEOC's investigation of sexual harassment allegations, and in its attempts to block workers at Raven Software from voting in their union election. In order to rebuild trust at Activision, Bobby Kotick needs to take the high road and start listening to workers instead of doing everything possible - including breaking the law - to silence them."
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