After weeks of continuous strike, I Quality Assurance Test in Raven, Call of Duty: Warzone studio, you have formed a guild, the Game Workers AllianceThe first of its kind in the history of the American game industry.
As reported in recent days, Activision Blizzard workers have been on indefinite strike for several weeks, after 12 QA testers were fired from Call of Duty: Warzone.
The Game Workers Alliance was created with the support of Communications Workers of America (CWA), which is the largest labor union in the United States, and currently consists of 34 Raven Software QA Testers, who are now applying for official recognition by Activision Blizzard.
“Today I am proud to join the majority of my peers to create our union, the Game Workers Alliance,” Raven Software tester Becca Einer said in an official statement posted on the CWA website. “In the video game industry, and particularly Raven QA, people are passionate about their work and the content they create. We want to make sure that the passion for these jobs is properly reflected in the workplace and in the content they create. Our union allows our collective voices of leadership to be heard.”
With the help of CWA, the Game Wokers Alliance’s goal is to “ensure a workplace where everyone can thrive and set a new standard for workers across the industry” and not force employees to be crushed. In addition, the union wants to ensure that leadership “communicates openly and frequently with any decisions that affect the working lives of employees” and that quality assurance testers receive Appropriate compensation and professional development opportunities.
“We demand that Raven Software and the leadership of Activision Blizzard voluntarily recognize our union and respect our right to organize without retaliation or interference,” the Game Workers Alliance statement said. “We want to work with leadership to create a healthy and thriving work environment for all people, to develop successful and sustainable products and to support the enjoyment of our players.”
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