By Kanishka Singh and Daniel Wiessner
Washington (Reuters)-Video game company Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ :) has enforced a social media policy that conflicts with workers’ rights and has illegally threatened staff in enforcing the policy, U.S. government agencies said Monday. Said to.
Unless the Activision is resolved, the regional director of the Los Angeles-based National Labor Relations Commission (NLRB) will file complaints, a NLRB spokesman said in a statement.
NLRB was investigating a complaint filed with an agency by the American trade union Communications Workers last September.
In Wisconsin on Monday, NLRB aggregates votes from a small group of Quality Assurance Activision Blizzard workers seeking to join the union to improve their work environment.
Unions have become increasingly focused in organizing non-union workers in the technology and video game industry in recent years.
The “Call of Duty” video game maker said on Monday that the claim was false.
“These claims are false. Employees are free to talk and speak about these workplace issues without retaliation. Our social media policy explicitly states that employees’ NLRA rights. It’s built in, “said a spokeswoman for the company.
“Our social media policy does not restrict employees from engaging in the transmission of information protected by law, such as the rights of US employees protected by the National Labor Relations Act.” I am saying.
In recent months, Activision Blizzard workers have united to influence the company’s future, including staging strikes and circulating petitions calling for the dismissal of CEO Bobby Kotick. Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ :) announced plans to acquire Activision in January.
The company’s labor problems also arise because it faces widespread allegations of discrimination against female employees from California’s civil rights agencies. Activision denied fraud and said the agency did not thoroughly investigate workers’ discrimination complaints before filing a complaint.
Activision faced a similar claim from the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which settled for $ 18 million in March.
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Video game company Activision has illegally threatened staff, a U.S. agency told Reuters.
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