American trade union launches campaign for games industry unionisation

It’s no secret that the video games industry is plagued with workplace issues from abusive culture and long hours of ‘crunch’ to cyclical layoffs even at huge — and hugely profitable — companies. Interest has been growing in unionisation to help shift the balance of power in the industry and start changing it for the…

American trade union launches campaign for games industry unionisation

It’s no secret that the video games industry is plagued with workplace issues from abusive culture and long hours of ‘crunch’ to cyclical layoffs even at huge — and hugely profitable — companies. Interest has been growing in unionisation to help shift the balance of power in the industry and start changing it for the better, and today the movement got a fair boost. The Communications Workers of America (CWA), an American trade union boasting 700,000 members, today launched a new campaign aimed at the the video games industry. With their experience and resources, they hope to help American attempts at unionisation.
“Companies in the technology and game industries have gotten away with avoiding accountability for far too long,” CWA president Chris Shelton said in today’s announcement. “Workers in these industries are exposing the reality behind the rhetoric. This initiative will help tech and game workers reach the next level in their efforts to exercise their right to join together and demand change.”
And so begins the Campaign to Organise Digit
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