After last week’s podcast discussion on the current Activision Blizzard fiasco I got to thinking: if unionization is a significant step toward dealing with and preventing worker abuse, why doesn’t Giant Bomb lead by example and push for unionizing themselves and Red Ventures? All of the points they made about Activision and corporations in general still apply:
- HR is not your friend
- Unionization can help punish abusers and more importantly help PREVENT abuse in the first place
- A union can help empower employees
I’m not trying to point fingers but it does seem a bit disingenuous when the GB crew keeps bringing up unions as a balwark against corporate overreach - but only when it comes to “other” corporations.