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Activision’s Boston studio workers announce merger According to Reuters



© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: An image of the Activision game “Call of Duty” in a store in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo

(Reuters) – The majority of workers at the recently acquired studio of video game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc (NASDAQ:) Proletariat said on Tuesday it was forming a coalition with Media Workers of America. .

The move will prompt Boston-based studio Activision Blizzard’s third studio to seek merger.

57 workers in the Proletariat unit – which includes animators, designers, engineers, producers and quality assurance staff – said they had filed an election for union representatives with the Commission. National Labor Relations.

In early July, Activision said it had Proletariat to expand its “World of Warcraft” online role-playing game development process. Activision did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment. Game test workers at Activision’s Blizzard Albany unit voted to unionize months after the company began negotiations with employees at the Wisconsin unit, the first in the company to form a union. .

Xbox maker Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:) has agreed to buy the Call of Duty maker for $69 billion, a deal that has prompted an antitrust backlash from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the European Union, and the European Union. and the UK Competition and Markets Authority.

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