Ahead of Call of Duty developer Raven Software’s vote on whether to form a legally binding union, Activision Blizzard has sent out anti-unionisation emails to its staff.
In a report by The Washington Post, employees revealed Raven management held several meetings and town halls ahead of the workforce’s upcoming vote to unionise. During one such town hall, held on 26th April, Raven management reportedly inferred that any unionisation within the company would “impede game development and affect promotions and benefits”. Following this meeting, employees then received an email with an attachment that simply read “Please vote no”.
However, these emails do not appear to have had the desired affect for AKB, as many employees still went on to vote ‘Yes’ on their ballot cards.