Activision Blizzard accused of violating labor law to prevent employees from talking about labor law violations

With the help of a major union, Activision Blizzard employees have filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board about the company, claiming that the game development and publishing giant intimidated, monitored and interrogated workers to prevent them from discussing labor conditions.

Employees working under the banner of “A Better ABK” (referring to Activision Blizzard King) and CWA claim that in the past six months, Activision Blizzard has:

  • “Repeatedly threatened employees to engage in illegal acts”
  • “Tell employees that they cannot communicate or discuss ongoing wage, working hours and working conditions surveys with employees”
  • “Maintain an overly broad social media policy”
  • “Implement a social media policy for employees participating in protected collaborative activities”
  • “Employees who have been threatened or disciplinary action due to protected collaborative activities”
  • “Surveillance of employees engaged in protected collaborative activities, and interrogate employees about protected collaborative activities.”