The NLRB is sending out our ballots today at 3:00 PM Central time to vote for our GWA Union! We are excited to move forward in the process and continue our next steps toward making history.
First of all, we want to say that we are thrilled with today’s news.
Our fellow QA coworkers in QAMN, QATX, & QALA have won FTE status and a raise.
We’ve been organizing for this and so much more — for all of us.
Today proves our collective organizing efforts work, and we won’t stop.
To be clear — today’s announcement by Activision Blizzard to give all temp and contingent QA team members full-time employment and raises is because of worker organizing.
And their decision to exclude us — the workers of GWA — is their attempt to divide workers and undermine our right to unionize.
It is unsurprising but nevertheless disappointing that Activision has chosen to exclude Raven Software QA workers, who have been at the forefront demanding better pay and benefits, from the company-wide wage increase. The company’s assertion that the NLRA prevents Activision from including Raven QA workers is simply a ploy to punish us for choosing to stand shoulder to shoulder with our fellow workers as GWA.
Activision’s announcement is further evidence of the need for ALL workers at Activision Blizzard to have a protected voice on the job.
We strongly urge Activision Blizzard to rectify this situation & respect our protected right to organize under the law.