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  • Activision Executive Warns Employes on the 'Consequences' of Unionizing

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    Activision Executive Warns Employes on the 'Consequences' of Unionizing

    An Activision executive sends company-wide email that almost reads like a threat.

    Just this week, Activision Blizzard employees announced that they will be carrying out a full work strike against their employer. This comes as the mountain of sexual harassment lawsuits, allegations of sexual misconduct, deplorable behavior from CEO Bobby Kotick, and layoffs continues to cast a damning shadow over the company.

    Though talks about unionizing have been happening for "months,"...
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  • Activision Blizzard Employees Announce a Full Strike

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    Activision Blizzard Employees Announce a Full Strike

    The announcement comes from the ABK Workers Alliance.

    The group of Activision Blizzard employees known as the ABK Worker's Alliance, have announced that they will be striking against their employer. The group says that they will cease working until their demands are met. This move comes shortly after the Activision owned Raven Software had their QA department stage a walkout earlier this week following a contentious round of layoffs.

    The ABK Worker's Alliance made their...
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  • Call of Duty Devs Stage Walkout Over Layoffs

    Call of Duty Devs Stage Walkout Over Layoffs

    Most of the walkouts come from the QA department following layoffs at Raven Software.

    Quality assurance developers alongside some developers from Raven Software are staging a walkout today in protest of the sudden and shocking layoffs that began last Friday. According to Kotaku, these layoffs happened after the staff were previously promised to be given raises by Activision. Raven Software is the studio mainly in charge of the very successful Call of Duty: Warzone battle royale game....
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  • Activision CEO Bobby Kotick Knew for Years About Sexual Misconduct; Employees Walk Out Demanding Resignation

    A damning report says the Activision Blizzard CEO knew for years about horrific incidents and did nothing.

    Employees are calling for the resignation of Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick following some new and very damning revelations into the role he played in the toxic workplace culture at the studio. On Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal published a detailed report about how Kotick handled, or failed to handle, the sexual-misconduct lawsuit filed by the California Department of...
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  • Activision Blizzard Settles Equal Employment Lawsuit for Just $18 Million

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    Activision Blizzard Settles Equal Employment Lawsuit for Just $18 Million

    Stop me if you've heard this one before.

    Original: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is now suing Activision Blizzard over its alleged rampant sexual harassment and discrimination. The lawsuit was filed today, Monday September 27, 2021 in a California court. This lawsuit is based off of a three-year long investigation by the EEOC into the workplace conditions that have now become very well known amongst the general public.

    The investigation is said...
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    Last edited by Shawn Zipay; 09-27-2021, 07:03 PM. Reason: Updated to include settlement information.

  • California Expands Lawsuit Against Activision Blizzard to Include Temporary Workers

    The state of California also says the studio interfered with its investigation.

    California has just expanded its lawsuit against Activision Blizzard. The state's Department of Fair Employment and Housing are now adding in temporary workers to the full-time female employees that they are already representing in the lawsuit. The state also claims that Activision Blizzard actively interfered with their investigation.

    This new report comes from Axios, whom have seen a copy...
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  • Bobby Kotick Claims 'People will be Held Responsible for Their Actions'

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    Bobby Kotick Claims 'People will be Held Responsible for Their Actions'

    What about Bobby's actions? Who will hold him accountable?

    Activision Blizzard shared their Q2 2021 financial results today with the public. During the earnings call, Activision Blizzard said that they had a "commitment to a safe working environment." They also promised that they would take "swift action to ensure a safe and welcoming work environment for all employees."

    Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick said that "people will be held accountable...
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  • Activision Blizzard Employees Form an 'Alliance' and Denounce the Law Firm Hired by the Company

    One step closer to unionizing.

    A group of employees from a number of Activision Blizzard studios have joined together to form what they are calling the ABK Workers Alliance. This group has sent a joint letter to Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick and the executive leadership team within the company. This letter openly criticizes the law firm, WilmerHale, that Activision Blizzard management have hired to serve as a third-party auditor for the company.

    The letter, provided...
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