Op Ed

  • IGN - Former Blizzard Developer and ArenaNet, Undead Labs Founder: "We Need Unionization."
    "During my 25 years working alongside talented developers, I’ve heard hundreds of profoundly disturbing stories about their industry experiences. I’ve also seen this cycle repeat itself numerous times, across multiple companies throughout our industry. There has certainly been some positive change, and I do believe many developers and publishers — even large ones — are working in good faith to improve. But those efforts, while commendable, can’t address the chronic issues in our industry systemically. In order to do that, game industry employees need advocacy and representation.

    We need unionization."
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Aug 1, 2021, 04:33
 
"Most European countries have far greater levels of union coverage than the USA.
As of 2013, more than two-thirds of workers in Denmark, Sweden, and Finland were union members." And those countries are better places to live than the USA.

"In France and Austria, a minority of workers are in unions, but 98 percent are covered by collective bargaining contracts."

Russia never was the workers' paradise, but USA *is* the workers purgatory.
Greedy politicians are allowed to be bought openly by the powerful, so workers suffer without real defense.
Except if the have unions or the government care enough to update the minimum income, even if it's political suicide with some voters.

Do you know that in *any* other 1st world country, you have paid sick leave, with reasonable limits, paid maternity leave, exams, voting, close family deaths, etc leave, do you ?

Best country in the world, not even near:
Quality of Life Rankings
1 Canada
2 Denmark
3 Sweden
4 Norway
5 Switzerland
6 Australia
7 Netherlands
8 Finland
9 Germany
10 New Zealand
11 Austria
12 Belgium
13 Japan
14 United Kingdom
15 Ireland
16 Singapore
17 France
18 South Korea
19 Spain
20 United States
The most powerful country in the world doing so poorly, something is rotten.

If it should come to that, though no such effect must happen, I'll definitively pay more for things and not have workers abused.

Have to buy less games/whatever because of other people reasonable livelihood?, how dire /s.
And the world doesn't end at USA's borders: f*ck the sweatshops.

This comment was edited on Aug 1, 2021, 04:50.
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