"Within the last six months [Activision Blizzard] has repeatedly engaged in unlawful conduct by threatening employees in the exercise of the rights guaranteed by Section 7 [of the National Labor Relations Act]."
NLRB Charging Document filed on behalf of "A Better ABK" - September 10, 2021
A Better ABK, the group of Activision Blizzard employees who earlier set forth a list of demands of the game publisher and further helped organize this summer's walkout, has joined forces with the Communications Workers of America (AFL-CIO) union, to formally charge Activision Blizzard with violating the National Labor Relations Act.
What is Activision Blizzard accused of doing? In what way are A Better ABK's arguments strong (and how are they weak)? And why is any description of the matter as a lawsuit, almost entirely wrong.
It's time to dive into labor relations...in Virtual Legality.
#California #Activision #Lawsuit
Discussed in this episode:
"California vs Activision Blizzard: A Legal View"
YouTube Playlist - Hoeg Law
"Activision Blizzard sued again, this time for labor violations"
The Verge - September 14, 2021
"Activision Blizzard Employees File NLRB Suit Accusing Company of Union Busting, Intimidation"
IGN - September 14, 2021
"In partnership with CODE-CWA, we've filed an unfair labor practice suit..."
Tweet - September 14, 2021 - ABetterABK
"Activision Blizzard, Inc., Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., Activision Publishing, Inc., as a single employer"
NLRB Case File
"CWA is charging Activision Blizzard with violating labor laws"
Protocol - September 14, 2021
"Employees of Activision Blizzard File Unfair Labor Practice Charge Against the Gaming Company"
CWA Press Release - September 14, 2021
Activision Blizzard Charging Document
As Filed September 10, 2021
Charging Document Instructions
"Unfair labor practices"
29 USC 158
"Right of employees as to organization, collective bargaining, etc."
29 USC 157
"National Labor Relations Board"
29 USC 153
"Prevention of unfair labor practices"
29 USC 160
"Disposition of Unfair Labor Practice Charges Per FY"
"Activision Blizzard Hires Senior Executives from Disney and Delta"
Activision Blizzard Press Release - September 14, 2021
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