All publications by tag «Raven Software»
Activision Blizzard recognizes Raven QA testers’ union, pledges to begin “good faith negotiations”
A few weeks after a group of testers at Raven Software voted to form a union, it was officially recognized by Activision Blizzard. The company’s CEO Bobby Kotick has also promised to begin negotiations with the Communications Workers of America (CWA).
Call of Duty testers at Raven form first union at major US game company despite Activision’s pressure
Members of Raven Software’s QA team have voted to unionize following pressure from Activision Blizzard and a wave of layoffs. This will be the first official union formed at a US-listed game company.
Activision Blizzard makes 1100 testers full-time workers and raises their pay, except for Raven QA team
Activision Blizzard has decided to convert 1,100 testers to full-time employees and increase their pay in the wake of ongoing criticism. However, members of the Raven Software QA team won’t get any raises.
Microsoft to respect Activision Blizzard employees’ unionization if Call of Duty maker approves it
Raven Software employees have asked Microsoft about its position on the potential unionization. The company said it won’t stand in the way in case Activision Blizzard approves a union in the first place.
200 Activision Blizzard employees join walkout to protest layoffs of contract testers
Developers at different Activision Blizzard studios have joined a walkout in protest of the latest layoffs at Raven Software. They oppose the arbitrariness in the workplace and demand that all contract testers receive full-time positions.