Activision Blizzard is ready to recognize the Raven testers union

Activision Blizzard is ready to recognize the Raven testers union

After stubborn resistance, Activision Blizzard does recognize the Game Workers Alliance created by Raven Software testers.
It was announced by Bobby Kotick himself in a mailing to the company's employees.The executive confirmed that the negotiation process will soon begin with the Communication Workers of America, which includes the freshly formed Alliance.
The dialogue will focus on Raven's 27 employees, who have joined together in the first union among major game studios in the United States.Kotick emphasizes that it will take some time to draw up the first labor contracts.
By working together, he says, the two sides will be able to \"consolidate the success of all employees.\" And that will reinforce Activision's commitment \"to creating the best, friendliest and most inclusive workplace in the entire industry.
The executive also pointed out that the company has previously invested significant resources in its QA teams.
These included raising the minimum wage and moving more than 1,000 people into the organization.
As it turned out later, these bonuses applied to all testers, except for members of the union.Recall, Raven employees announced the creation of the union in January 2022 after a strike of 1.5 months.
At the end of May, the Game Workers Alliance was recognized at the federal level.
Around the same time, Xbox head Phil Spencer said he was ready to recognize the Alliance after the deal with Activision Blizzard was completed.
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