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CWA Files Amicus Brief in Support of Microsoft-Activision Merger, Citing Positive Impact on Labor Market for Game Workers

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) filed an amicus brief today in support of Microsoft, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, as the company faces an appeal from the FTC over its acquisition of game developer Activision-Blizzard. Central to the union’s support is the landmark, legally enforceable labor neutrality agreement that Microsoft entered into with CWA in June 2022 which, if the merger is approved, would allow workers at Activision-Blizzard to freely make a choice about union representation.
A group of Maximus workers wearing red shirts

VIDEO: Obamacare Call Center Workers Joined by CWA, NAACP Presidents, Rep. Thompson, & More for National Press Conference Calling on Federal Contractor Maximus to Raise Pay, Benefits and Respect Right to Organize

CWA President Claude Cummings Jr., NAACP President Derrick Johnson, Congressman Bennie Thompson, and Cassandra Welchlin, Executive Director of Mississippi Black Women’s Roundtable and other allies joined Obamacare and Medicare call center workers who are employed by the federal government’s largest federal call center contractor, Maximus, to call on Maximus for affordable healthcare, a living wage of at least $25 per hour, and the freedom to organize a union free from employer intimidation.