Microsoft Promises Not to Squash Historic Video Game Industry Union

Microsoft has entered a labor neutrality agreement which will apply to Activision Blizzard after Microsoft acquires the gaming giant, Microsoft and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union announced on Monday. The move paves the way for workers to more easily form more unions at Activision Blizzard. It’s a rare decision for the tech industry and the United States more broadly, where businesses tend to actively fight and stop unionization efforts.

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If they didn’t agree to support the union, the backlash would have been swift and severe, I think. Both legally and in the gaming sphere.

When “not doing illegal union-busting” counts as “neutrality”. smh.