Sega of America workers vote to form union

Sega of America workers vote to form union

Workers at Sega of America have voted to form a union.

That's according to Polygon, which reports that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) counted 117 ballots on Monday, July 10th. 91 were in favour of creating a union, while 26 voted against.

The Allied Employees Guild Improving Sega (AEGIS) group now represents over 200 members of staff at Sega of America's office in Irvine, California. This makes it the largest bargaining group in the games industry.

“We are overjoyed to celebrate our union election win as members of AEGIS-CWA,” said Sega of America translator Ángel Gómez.

“From the start of this campaign, it has been clear that we all care deeply about our work at Sega. Now, through our union, we’ll be able to protect the parts of our jobs we love, and strengthen the benefits, pay, and job stability available to all workers. Together we can build an even better Sega. We hope our victory today is an inspiration to other workers across the gaming industry. Together, we can raise standards for all workers across the industry.”

Sega of America workers announced their intention to unionise in April of this year. Sega of America boss Ian Curran said that organising employees will not be "treated any differently."

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