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  • Activision Blizzard Hires Known Union-Busting Firm

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    Activision Blizzard Hires Known Union-Busting Firm

    Game developers need to unionize.

    Earlier this week, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick sent out an internal email that said the company would be reviewing policies and procedures in order to help promote a more inclusive workplace. This came after the company was sued by the state of California following a two-year long investigation into multiple cases of sexual harassment and discrimination. However, this email from Kotick came just prior to details being shared publicly about...
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  • Employees at Riot Games Threaten Walkout

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    Employees at Riot Games Threaten Walkout

    It's been a real wild ride for Riot Games, the studio responsible for creating League of Legends. Sadly, this seems to be one ride that is far from over. Employees are now considering a walkout after Riot Games took steps to prevent employees from taking legal action against the company.

    Riot Games had moved to prevent further lawsuits against the company after multiple lawsuits were filed following Kotaku's recent investigation into the studio's sexist culture. At least two...
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  • Activision Blizzard Lays Off Nearly 800 Employees Right After Announcing 'Record Year'

    This evening, Activision Blizzard began to inform numerous employees that they will be let go from the company. The layoffs started shortly after the conclusion of an earnings call made this afternoon. The company says that they will be eliminating 8% of its total staff. As of 2018, Activision Blizzard employed around 9,600 people. If this figure holds up, that means at least 770 people are now out of work.

    Those impacted by the layoffs are spread out across multiple Activision...
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