Activision: Union Could Prevent "Great Games"

A tweet from Jessica Gonzalez, founder of ABetterABK, shows a message allegedly posted to a company slack channel by a VP of QA at Activision. As ActiBlizz grapples with a unionization effort it's interesting to see what it communicates to its employees. The following is the fourth of six items in a list which are all marked number one:
We heard that the union will protect employees and provide employees with job Security? Job security here at ABK rests with our ability to produce epic entertainment for our fans. A union doesn't do anything to help us produce world-class games, and the bargaining process is not typically quick, often reduces flexibility, and can be adversarial and lead to negative publicity. All of this could hurt our ability to continue creating great games. While many union contracts include a "just cause" provision and a grievance process, this is really just a different way to deal with disciplinary issues. Even union contracts with "just cause" and grievance procedures still allow companies to enforce disciplinary rules, and CWA members are disciplined and terminated even with these so-called protections.
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Renegades Hang wrote on Feb 1, 2022, 18:50:
Bestselling historian and economist Tom Woods: "American workers had the eight-hour-day well before their much more heavily unionized counterparts in Europe did"
Spain got an 8 hour work day in 1593, American workers were striking for a 10 hour work day in 1791. Your historian also willfully confuses Unions with the labor movement as a whole. The labor movement started agitating for 8 hour days in America around 1860. It seems to be the same for Europe.
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