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CWA Workers at Activision Form Largest Union Ever at a Video Game Company

Approximately 600 workers at Activision Central Quality Assurance have joined CWA. This marks the first union to form at Activision since Microsoft and CWA reached a labor neutrality agreement in 2022.

Activision Quality Assurance United-CWA joins the wave of game workers at Raven Software, ZeniMax, Blizzard Albany, SEGA, TCGPlayer/eBay, and more, who have organized with CODE-CWA to build a better workplace. The workers will be joining CWA Locals 9400 (California), 6215 (Texas), and 7250 (Minnesota).

“Microsoft continues to keep its commitment to let workers decide for themselves whether they want a union,” said Communications Workers of America President Claude Cummings Jr. “Time and again, other big companies in the industry have made the decision to undermine and attack their own employees when they join together to form a union. Microsoft's choice will strengthen its corporate culture and ability to serve its customers and should serve as a model for the industry.”

“As members of Activision Quality Assurance United-CWA, we’re showing what is possible when workers are able to freely organize. As individual workers, there is only so much positive change we can create. We all want to build long-term, sustainable careers in this industry, and having a seat at the table as a union will allow us to work together collectively to make a better workplace,” said Tom Shelley, Technical Requirement Specialist and member of Activision Quality Assurance United-CWA.