Activision Blizzard to Negotiate Agreement With Union

Activision Blizzard Inc. ATVI -0.07%▼ said it will open talks to enter into a collective bargaining agreement with the Communications Workers of America after a small group of workers voted in favor of forming a union

In a letter to all U.S. employees sent Friday, Activision Chief Executive Bobby Kotick said the company will engage in good-faith negotiations with the union.

In a letter to all U.S. employees sent Friday, Activision Chief Executive Bobby Kotick said the company will engage in good-faith negotiations with the union.

“While first labor contracts can take some time to complete, we will meet CWA leaders at the bargaining table and work toward an agreement,” he said.

in recent years, including increasing starting pay and converting temporary workers to full-time employees.

The company has also expanded access to performance bonuses for quality-assurance workers, Mr. Kotick said.

The company has also expanded access to performance bonuses for quality-assurance workers, Mr. Kotick said.

one of Activision’s studios that helps make the popular “Call of Duty” franchise. A majority of the 27 employees in the group voted last month in favor of being represented by the CWS.

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