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UPDATED: Blizzard-Owned Proletariat Withdraws Request For Unionization Vote

Proletariat is dropping its request for a unionization vote under the National Labor Relations Board. The Activison-Blizzard owned studio initially declared the intent to unionize the full studio in December.


Proletariat Unionization Will Hold Anonymous Vote Via the NLRB, New Statement Released About Worker Talks

Unionization efforts for Proletariat will head to an anonymous vote after some workers may have felt pressured to participate. A new statement from the workers' group is optimistic about ongoing discussions.


UPDATED: Activision Blizzard Won't Recognize Proletariat Unionization, Sending Dispute to the NLRB

Activision Blizzard refuses to voluntarily recognize Proletariat unionization efforts, which will send the dispute over voter eligibility to the NLRB.


ZeniMax Workers United Votes to Unionize, With Microsoft Formally Recognizing Its First Union

Representing about 300 QA workers across ZeniMax Studios, ZeniMax Workers United has officially voted to unionize under the CWA. Microsoft has formally recognized this, its very first union.


[UPDATE] Proletariat Workers Organize To Create The Proletariat Workers Alliance, Ask To Be Voluntarily Recognized

Proletariat, Inc, the studio that made the spell-slinging Battle Royale Spellbreak and recently was acquired by Activision Blizzard, announced today that the workers have organized into a union and are asking for management to voluntarily recognize the union.


UPDATED: About 300 QA Workers at ZeniMax Studios Have Declared Intent to Unionize

About 300 QA workers at ZeniMax Studios have declared their intent to unionize. Microsoft, which owns the company, has vowed to remain neutral towards unionization and to recognize unions if employees vote for one.


Blizzard Albany QA Workers Have Voted to Unionize

Blizzard Albany QA workers have voted 14-0 in their unionization vote and will officially organize under Game Workers Alliance. This is the second Activision Blizzard QA team to officially vote to unionize.


CWA and Game Workers Alliance File Complaint With the NLRB Accusing Activision Blizzard of Union Busting

Activision Blizzard has been named in an unfair labor practices complaint by the  Communications Workers of America


Blizzard Albany QA Testers Declare Intent to Unionize, Activision Blizzard Will Respond to the NLRB

QA testers at Blizzard Albany, which was known as Vicarious Visions until recently, have announced their intent to unionize, forming Game Workers Alliance Albany.


Microsoft and CWA Union Enter Agreement to Recognize Unionization, Including if Activision Blizzard Deal Closes

Microsoft has entered into a "labor neutrality agreement" with the Communications Workers of America, that will recognize employees' right to unionize and not get in their way. The terms will also apply to Activision Blizzard workers 60 days after that deal closes.


Activision Blizzard Will Begin the Process of Negotiation With Newly-Unionized Raven QA Employees

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has sent a memo stating that they will begin the process of negotiation with Raven Software's recently unionized employees.


Raven Software QA Group Votes To Unionize, Becomes First Major US Games Union

Staffers at Activision Blizzard studio Raven Software voted today to be recognized as a union, with the vote successfully carrying the day. As such, this marks the first major US games union to be formed at a major studio.


UPDATED: Raven Unionization Vote Count Today, As Activision Blizzard Accused by NLRB of Violating Worker Rights

The NLRB has found several violations by Activision Blizzard allegedly related to anti-unionization efforts, as the results of Raven Software's unionization vote could establish the first video game union after today's count.


NLRB Rules that Raven Software QA Workers Can Hold a Union Vote Next Month

After Activision Blizzard did not voluntarily recognize Game Workers Alliance's decision to unionize, the employees filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board, which decided in QA workers' favor today.


UPDATED: Activision Blizzard Makes US-Based QA Workers Full-Time Employees and Boosts Minimum Hourly Pay to $20

Activision Blizzard will make all temporary and contract QA workers full employees in July and boost minimum hourly pay to $20 this month.