According to reports, the management at Raven Software is trying to convince its employees to vote against unionization. According to The Washington Post, the Raven management has been holding town hall meetings and sending out messages ahead of the election deadline.
During a meeting held on April 26th, company leadership suggested that unionization could affect promotions and benefits. According to The Post, after the meeting, management sent employees an email with a message that was more direct to the point: Please vote no.
After months of promising better compensation, Raven suddenly laid off around a third of the group's testers. The unionization efforts started at the same time as the strike by the workers at the company. Since then, they have been trying to stop workers from forming a union.
Chris Arends, the VP of Quality at Activision, told team members in a meeting that a union doesn't do anything to help us produce world-class games, and the bargaining process is not typically quick, often reduces flexibility, and can lead to negative outcomes. We will soon find out if the alleged union-busting efforts are effective, as the NLRB will be counting the ballots via video conference on May 23rd.