Former Nintendo employee says they were fired for union activity

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Nintendo is the latest video game developer hit with allegations of union busting. In a report from Axios, a former employee alleges that Nintendo and its staffing and recruiting partner Aston Carter fired them after engaging in protected organizing activities.

In a filing with the National Labor Relations Board, a summary of the charges against Nintendo include:

  • Engaging in surveillance or creating the impression of surveillance of employees’ union activities
  • Discharging an employee for engaging in protected activities such as discussing wages and other terms and conditions of employment
  • Discharging an employee because they joined or supported labor organization

Nintendo isn’t the only video game company contending with the NLRB….

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Author: Ash Parrish