Microsoft Will Support Raven Software Employee Union after Merger

Microsoft Will Support Raven Software Employee Union after Merger

As reported by Kotaku, who verified the quote from a video recording of the remote all-hands meeting, Spencer stressed that Microsoft doesn’t have a current relationship with the newly founded Game Workers Alliance or the much larger Communication Workers of America that it’s affiliated with, but would absolutely recognize the union once the Activision deal closes.


“Linda Norman and I have been spending a lot of time educating myself on unions.” Spencer said. “We absolutely support employees’ right to organize and form unions.”

“Once the deal closes, we would absolutely support employees’ organization that’s in place,” he said. “We think it is a right of employees and something that can be a part of a relationship between a company and people who work at the company.”

While this had been stated previously in less emphatic terms, with Microsoft Corporate Vice President and General Counsel Lisa Tanzi telling the Washington Post in March that Microsoft would not stand in the way of unionization, this further confirms that intent and should be great news for the budding union at Raven Software.

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