As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the Communications workers in America, the largest union Working in the field of video games and media in general Biased in favor of acquiring Activision Blizzard from Microsoftwith a letter expressing full support for the maneuver.
CWA sent a file Letter of support directly to the FTCthe federal committee reviewing Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, according to the standard process in a move of this size, which would require about $70 billion.
that it important step In favor of ending the acquisition, though it is clear that the FTC will have to evaluate various other aspects such as any antitrust issues. However, the message from the major labor union working in video games and media is essentially an affirmation of support for acquisition by the workers themselves, and thus an element that will be taken into account in assessing the maneuver.
“We now support approval of the deal prior to closing, because Microsoft has entered into an agreement with the CWA to ensure that Activision Blizzard workers have the green light to partner with each other to advocate for common rights,” the letter addressed directly to FTC’s Lina Khan said.
“Microsoft’s commitments will give employees access to the discussion table and ensure that the acquisition of Activision Blizzard will result in that.” Benefits for workers And in general for labor unions working in video games. “In fact, it has already emerged in recent days that he will recognize Activision’s Raven workers union.