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Activision Blizzard Is Facing Labor Board Complaint from Union

Aug. 15, 2022, 10:47 PM

The union representing Activision Blizzard workers says it has filed a federal labor complaint against company executives, saying that management illegally spied on workers during a July walkout to protest gender inequality.

In an unfair labor practice charge filed with the National Labor Relations Board Monday, the Communications Workers of America alleged that management cut off a chat channel during a July 21 meeting where workers were actively discussing wages, hours, and working conditions—speech that’s protected under the National Labor Relations Act.

Management threatened to cut off other internal communication channels earlier this month when workers again discussed wages and ...