CWA’s Campaign to Organize Digital Employees has issued a statement on the settlement Activision Blizzard made with the EEOC. The organization said that establishing an $18 million fund for the company like this is a “slap in the face for workers.”
According to the CODE-CWA, Activision Blizzard’s latest actions show that its employees won’t receive justice despite suffering from misconduct in the workplace.
“Activision Blizzard is worth $72 billion — an $18 million settlement is mere pennies considering the resources available to this cash-rich corporation,” the CWA secretary-treasurer Sara Steffens said, adding that the company doesn’t want to acknowledge that “their actions harmed their workers.”
$18M is a slap in the face to workers considering @ATVI_AB is worth $72BILLION & workers dealt with toxic working conditions for yrs.
The @SECGov @NLRB & @CalDFEH must choose to truly hold Activision Blizzard accountable on behalf of the company’s 10k workers.
Full statement⬇️ https://t.co/3v1WjNprvL
— CODE-CWA (@CODE_CWA) September 29, 2021
In the wake of the EEOC settlement, the CODE-CWA urged the SEC, NLRB, and DFEH to “truly hold Activision Blizzard accountable on behalf of the company’s 10,000 workers.”
The publisher is still dealing with the DFEH lawsuit and the SEC investigation, both of which are connected to the series of accusations of sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace.