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Activision Union Gets Legal Recognition in Gaming First

  • Testers on Call of Duty voted to organize after layoffs
  • Activision had refused to voluntarily recognize union
Inside The 2017 E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo
Photographer: Troy Harvey/Bloomberg
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Video game testers at Activision Blizzard Inc. voted on Monday to form a union with the Communications Workers of America in a first for a US-listed game company.

Nineteen quality assurance testers at subsidiary Raven Software, who assess the performance of games in the lucrative Call of Duty series, voted for legal recognition of the union they’d first organized in January. Three voted against.