Activision (Not Raven) Game Testers Become Full-Timers

Bloomberg reports (may require registration or subscription) that Activision Blizzard has committed to converting 1,100 part-time or temporary game testing positions into full-time jobs, complete with pay raises. One might assume this would address some of the complaints of the Raven QA Department. It has been embroiled in walkouts and strikes as it attempts to form a union, with the tenuous nature of QA positions a main sticking point. But as Jason Schreier notes on Twitter, Raven staff are actually not part of the deal:
NEW: Activision Blizzard just told staff that all of its 1,100 quality assurance testers will be 1) converted from contract to full-time and 2) bumped up to at least $20/hour. A big win for QA in the wake of several worker revolts and a burgeoning union effort. Story soon

Slight clarification on my wording here: 1,100 is the number of temp and contract QA testers that are being converted to full-time, according to Activision Blizzard. There are other testers at the company who were *already* full-time staff.

And here's the catch: Activision will not give raises to Raven QA testers, who are unionizing, "due to our legal obligations under the National Labor Relations Act," the company said in an email seen by Bloomberg News.