Not only did Activision Blizzard see a group of its employees unionize against its wishes, but the company is also being accused of acting illegally in attempting to stop that unionization by the country's top regulating agency when it comes to this area of business. On Monday, Raven Software QA developers formed the first AAA video game union in the United States, and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is accusing Activision of crossing the line to try and stop it.
The vote is a culmination of a unionizing process that was started by Raven Software back in January. It didn't take long for it to become apparent that Activision would oppose the movement and was almost immediately accused of misleading employees about what a successful process could mean for the company. In fact, the NLRB is claiming the company did more than just mislead people about what would happen if the vote went in a direction it opposed.