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.
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.”