Labor Union Intervenes in Activision Blizzard Lawsuit - A Legal Look (VL560)

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California isn't the only party unhappy with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and its proposed $18 million settlement with Activision Blizzard.

The Communications Workers of America (CWA), a labor union that has already helped Activision employees file one charge with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), has decided to bring 31 separate complaints of its own.

Are they legitimate? Are they not? Either way they're certainly very focused...on making sure Activision Blizzard leaves open the door for unionization.

We're not sure they have standing, but they definitely want a seat...in Virtual Legality.

#Activision #California #CWA

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CHAPTERS
00:00 Introduction
02:00 The CWA Intervenes
06:43 Notice and Waivers (1-2)
15:47 Damage Caps and California (3-4)
22:35 Scope, Definitions, and Non-Admissions (5-10)
30:51 Consultants, Claimants, and Complaints (11-15)
35:55 A Problem of Privilege (16)
38:13 Input, Input, Input (17-21)
43:28 Lawyers are Expensive (22)
47:16 More Input and a Section 7 Parade (23-28)
55:23 Training and Understanding (29-31)
57:13 Conclusion

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Discussed in this episode:

"Everybody vs Activision Blizzard: A Legal View"
YouTube Playlist - Hoeg Law
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy9PBxr5dNcoQLh2erIt2XrZ

"Activision Lawsuit - California Calls EEOC Liars, Union Joins Fight (VL558)"
YouTube Video - October 12, 2021 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/fwM36bFow_Q

CWA Request for Fairness Hearing
October 12, 2021
https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cacd.832570/gov.uscourts.cacd.832570.20.0.pdf

"Employees of Activision Blizzard File Unfair Labor Practice Charge Against the Gaming Company"
CWA Press Release - September 14, 2021
https://cwa-union.org/news/releases/employees-of-activision-blizzard-file-unfair-labor-practice-charge-against-gaming

EEOC v Activision Blizzard
Proposed Consent Decree
https://investor.activision.com/consent-decree-with-EEOC

EEOC v Activision Blizzard
Opposition to Intervention - Exhibit A (EEOC)
https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cacd.832570/gov.uscourts.cacd.832570.15.6.pdf

EEOC Website
https://www.eeoc.gov/settlement-standards-and-procedures#section2f
https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/guidance/enforcement-guidance-compensatory-and-punitive-damages-available-under-sec-102-cra
https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/resolving-charge
https://www.eeoc.gov/federal-sector/settlement-agreement

"Right of employees as to organization, collective bargaining, etc."
29 USC 157 (NLRA Section 7)
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/29/157

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