Microsoft to Make It Easier for Activision Employees to Unionize

Microsoft has entered into an agreement with the Communications Workers of America to let employees at Activision Blizzard more easily unionize, a move that could help clear part of the way for the software giant’s acquisition of the videogame company and set it apart from other tech companies that have been facing unionization.

Under the so-called labor neutrality agreement, Microsoft will permit employees and union representatives to communicate easily and will provide a streamlined process for employees to decide whether to join a union. Microsoft is currently seeking approval from regulators for its $75 billion acquisition of Activision.