Cog Connected - 6 hours 22 min ago
Today Activision-Blizzard announced that, from May 26th through June 3rd, they will be hosting the Call of Duty Veteruns event. The post Call of Duty Players to “Run” In-Game Charity $1-Million to Veterans appeared first on COGconnected .
Eurogamer - 8 hours 46 min ago
A new staff group within Activision Blizzard has been formed to fight for worker rights. The Worker Committee Against Sex and Gender Discrimination has been founded by 12 current and former staff members, including high-profile ABetterABK member Jessica Gonzalez, and has presented a list of demands to embattled boss Bobby Kotick, The Washington Post reported. Issues raised include improvements to private breastfeeding areas, an end to undocumented meetings with HR, improved support for transgender...
Extremetech - 8 hours 52 min ago
A majority of QA testers from Raven Software, an Activision Blizzard subsidiary, voted earlier this week to join the Game Workers Alliance. The post Activision Blizzard Employees Are Joining a Union appeared first on ExtremeTech .
Game Informer - 12 hours 18 min ago
It is important to keep in mind what is going on within Activision Blizzard at this time regarding ongoing allegations about the work culture. The ongoing lawsuit from the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) against the company is over reported toxic workplace culture. The bulk of the suit focuses on "violations of the state's civil rights and equal pay laws," specifically regarding the treatment of women and other marginalized groups. To learn more about the...
Engadget - 21 hours 40 min ago
A dozen current and former Activision Blizzard employees have formed a committee aimed at protecting workers from discriminatory practices at the studio, outlining a list of demands for CEO Bobby Kotick, newly appointed diversity officer Kristen Hines and chief human resources officer Julie Hodges. As detailed by The Washington Post , the group's demands include ending mandatory arbitration in discrimination cases, improving on-site lactation rooms, protecting workers from retaliation, increasing...
NPR - 22 hours 47 min ago
A small group of workers at the video game company Activision Blizzard won an election to form a union. It could signal a big change in an industry that has a bullying and harassment problem.