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Activision Blizzard Employee Walkout Protest on Wednesday, July 28th

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Many Activision Blizzard employees have decided to stage a walkout protest in response to the statements made by the company's legal counsel and the latter internal statement by Frances Townsend. The walkout is scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday July 28th, and follows an open letter responding to the above statements, which has now been signed by over 2500 employees, and aims to get Activision Blizzard executives to work with the staff on improving working conditions:

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There were also details of the walkout itself sent to Wowhead:

Walkout Details
The walkout will take place on Wednesday, July 28th. From 10 AM-2 PM, we’ll meet in front of the main gate of the Blizzard Campus. We will not enter the Blizzard Campus due to the current COVID health and security measures. Parking should be restricted to the open parking lot in the building 5 and 6 area (Laguna Canyon Road) as there is no gate to access it.

Employees unable to meet in person may lend their voice to the walkout by stopping work and by sharing their participation on social media with the #ActiBlizzWalkout hashtag. If you belong to a different studio, please feel free to customize the hashtag: #(YourStudio)Walkout.

Many Blizzard employees have since tweeted that they will be attending, and those that can't are encouraged to use #ActiBlizzWalkout  .

There are also charities you can support to show solidarity with the protest:

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If the employees want to really force action and claim some agency there is a simple way to do it that will make things fairly clear to corporate. Sign a petition to form a union.

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2 minutes ago, Krimzin said:

If they walk out, they shouldn't have a job to come back to. 

No right to protest where you live?

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I have to say that as much as I hate the company's direction the last few years, and the allegations that have come out, I hate this a million times more. They are essentially using the situation to move their woke football even further down the field. This goose is cooked.

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16 minutes ago, Nym85 said:

No right to protest where you live?

He's probably worried it might disrupt his WoW game time.

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6 hours ago, Nym85 said:

No right to protest where you live?

Protest is great. What if everyone decided to just walk off the job because they were pissed about something. There is a time and place for everything. Walking off a job is the equivalent of a child throwing a temper tantrum.

 

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6 hours ago, TGZero said:

He's probably worried it might disrupt his WoW game time.

Could give 2 shits one way or another. WoW is a game, period. Funny though thats the first thing you go to, seems you might be more worried about it than I am.

 

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6 hours ago, Devylknyght said:

I have to say that as much as I hate the company's direction the last few years, and the allegations that have come out, I hate this a million times more. They are essentially using the situation to move their woke football even further down the field. This goose is cooked.

Spot on. Funny though the new Slogan for profession sports.. Get Woke, Go Broke.. LOL Lowest Olympic Viewership in history. People are sick of the Woke Liberal BS. 

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Well, guess Blizzard employees take after their own fans. Everything must be dialed up to 11, every time.

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8 hours ago, Nym85 said:

No right to protest where you live?

This doesn't make a lick of sense... You have a right to protest your employer on your own time. As an employee you can be fired for not showing up to work. You should try logic. It's really cool.

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51 minutes ago, MeOnIV said:

Well, guess Blizzard employees take after their own fans. Everything must be dialed up to 11, every time.

Can't pass up an opportunity to signal their virtues. Changing the world, one like on social media at a time.

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31 minutes ago, Migeru71 said:

This doesn't make a lick of sense... You have a right to protest your employer on your own time. As an employee you can be fired for not showing up to work. You should try logic. It's really cool.

Oh . . . yeah in many developed countries employees have a right to call a strike and unless a court decides they are abusing their right to strike (which happens rarely and only for sectors that serve the public interest) then the strike is upheld.

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My only issue with this walkout is that they haven't proven to be actually effective in long term. The only legit way to make company executives actually care is by hurting the most important thing they have - their income.
One day of not working is negligible for them. If all that staff just quits leaving noone else to work and make money for the execs - that's different story.

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8 hours ago, Steveson said:

My only issue with this walkout is that they haven't proven to be actually effective in long term. The only legit way to make company executives actually care is by hurting the most important thing they have - their income.
One day of not working is negligible for them. If all that staff just quits leaving noone else to work and make money for the execs - that's different story.

The thing is, these kinds of events usually do have a short term effect on stock values.

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