Following A Better ABK’s announcement that Raven Software's QA workers strike is temporarily over, an election has been filed to the National Labor Relations Board. That comes after Activision Blizzard disregarded their request to recognize them as a union.
As reported by Washington Post, Activision Blizzard didn't give an answer to whether they'll recognize the Game Workers Alliance (GWA) as be a formal union. Their deadline set for yesterday, January 25th at 6 PM EST, was missed.
Raven Software QA Workers Continue Union Fight After Activision Recognition Snub
That's caused the group to push their request to the NLRB, since the 34 Raven Software QA workers mentioned they have a supermajority in their department. They'll succeed once they win 50 percent, plus one of the votes from the department. That'll also make Activision Blizzard open for discussions with the other party regarding GWA’s demands.
News of GWA’s request, as well as the QA workers’ strike, followed Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard for nearly $70 billion. ABK Worker’s Alliance labelled it as “surprising,” though they assured they will not let their goals be affected. Make sure to follow us for more gaming news and updates as it happens.