Proletariat Exits Unionization Process Following “Demoralization” Tactics From Activision Blizzard

Proletariat, an Activision Blizzard owned studio working on World of Warcraft, has withdrawn its request to unionize following “confrontational tactics” from both its parent company and current CEO.

As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, the Communication Workers of America came to the decision after realizing Activision Blizzard was making it “impossible” to hold a “fair and free election.” According to a union representative, Proletariat CEO Seth Sivak was influenced by Activision Blizzard’s anti-union stance, and began to host meetings that “demoralized and disempowered the group.”

“Unfortunately, Proletariat CEO Seth Sivak chose to follow Activision Blizzard’s lead and responded to the workers’ desire to form a union with confrontational tactics,” a union representative said. “Like many founders, he took the workers’ concerns as a personal attack and held a series of meetings that demoralized and disempowered the group, making a free and fair election impossible.

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Author: Jessica Howard