Activision-Blizzard continues to live a particularly chaotic period following the accusations made to the highest executives of Call of Duty, including CEO Bobby Kotick.
Last September, relying on the Corporation Communications Workers of America (CWA), the company’s staff met in protest in the complaint against the high spheres of Activision. Indictments include employee surveillance, interrogation of employees and the release of coercive statements by corporate leaders.
Activision executive Brian Bulatao, who, as Jason Schreier recalls, has previously worked for Trump administration, sent an email to the staff saying “consider the consequences of your signature,” referring to the tight agreement
“When making this choice for your future, we only ask you to take time to consider the consequences of your signature on the binding legal document submitted to you by the CWA. Once you have signed that document, you will have given the CWA the exclusive right to “represent yourself for the purposes of collective bargaining on all terms and conditions of employment.” This means that your ability to negotiate all your working conditions will be transferred to the CWA, just as the document says.
Achieving our cultural aspirations at work will be best achieved through active and transparent dialogue between leaders and employees. This is the best route, not just signing an electronic form offered by the CWA or waiting for the outcome of a legal mandate with a regulated bargaining process that will come who knows when in the future.
If we fail to achieve the goals we set ourselves at the workplace, then you will of course always have the right to involve and vote for the CWA,” concludes Bulatao. “But we are confident that we will make the progress we have previously promised and will create a job with you that we can all be proud of.”