Bloomberg Law
Sept. 14, 2021, 8:12 PM

Activision Blizzard’s Labor Woes Grow on Union Complaint to NLRB

Josh Eidelson
Josh Eidelson
Bloomberg News

A union has filed a federal labor board complaint against Activision Blizzard Inc., opening a new front in the legal battle over workplace rights at the video game maker.

The U.S. National Labor Relations Board complaint, filed by the Communications Workers of America, accuses Activision of violating federal labor law through coercive rules, actions and statements.

“The employer has threatened employees that they cannot talk about or communicate about wages, hours and working conditions,” according to a copy of the complaint obtained through a public information request. The document also accuses Activision of illegally telling staff they can’t discuss ...

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