'League of Legends' Studio Faces Employee Walkout, Promises Changes

Employees at Riot Games are considering a walkout, and the organization efforts have prompted an internal response from company executives, Waypoint has learned.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/gy4qv7/league-of-legends-studio-faces-employee-walkout-promises-changes
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There are a lot of management weasel words in this article but trying to both sides at forcing harassed employees into arbitration is infuriating.

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Roseboro acknowledged Kotaku’s reporting, indicating that the company intended to resolve employee lawsuits via private arbitration, could leave people feeling ,“like we’re not moving forward” and “demonstrates we still have work to do.” She argued there are “pros, cons, and nuances to the discussion of arbitration,” even though arbitration, which removes disputes from a court of law and prevents individuals from working together, undeniably hands power to corporations and removes it from workers.

I dunno if this is a recent edit, but it seems like this paragraph puts that mealy-mouthed language back in its proper context.

I believe @imweasel09 is quoting from Roseboro’s statement in full at the bottom (with that said, they may also be using the built-in post feature to read the full article – which doesn’t intend the same way that the Waypoint CMS does).

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I’m sure this will sit well with current employees…

just a lil reminder that the walkout is today!

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Is it happening?

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yep! check out #riotwalkout on twitter - my friend who works there is retweeting other employees (she’s also written a couple of longish things about it) https://twitter.com/guldeuxchats

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Sorry to double post but here’s an interview which also features some stats about forced arbitration (not great for employees surprise surprise) https://uk.ign.com/articles/2019/05/08/riot-walkout-goals-impact

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Arbitration clauses and non compete clauses are some bullshit. It’s all about leveraging a plutocratic legal and tier system into the erosion of basic labour rights.

Proud of these people for being brave enough to make a point about this.

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