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American communication union brings in new campaign to unionise the games industry

American communication union brings in new campaign to unionise the games industry

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) - one of the largest unions in the US - has created a new campaign to help unionise the games industry.

According to the LA Times, the project - Campaign to Organise Digital Employees (CODE) - was launched on Tuesday, January 7th. 

Other campaigns such as Game Workers Unite (GWU) have made headway in tackling the issue, with former GWU employees joining CWA on its new endeavour. One such employee is Emma Kinema, who was a GWU co-founder.

“We believe workers are strongest when they’re together in one shop in one union, so the disciplines can’t be pitted against each other—none of that’s good for the workers,” said Kinema.

“I think in games and tech the wall-to-wall industrial model is the best fit.”

There have been a number of high-profile job losses in the games industry, including The Walking Dead maker Telltale, which imploded at the end of 2018. GWU condemned the executives which led the studio to fail, saying the bosses were aware of the situation and knew what would happen yet failed to give any warning.

 


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