ZeniMax, which is a Microsoft-owned gaming studio, has seen 300 quality assurance (QA) testers vote in favor to unionize which now officially marks Microsoft’s first official union in the United States.
Additionally, it marks the biggest gaming union within the country during a time when unionization within gaming organizations and companies on the rise, particularly within the QA workers sector.
“Microsoft has lived up to its commitment to its workers and let them decide for themselves whether they want a union,” said Communications Workers of America President Chris Shelton in an official statement. “Other video game and tech giants have made a conscious choice to attack, undermine, and demoralize their own employees when they join together to form a union. Microsoft is charting a different course which will strengthen its corporate culture and ability to serve its customers and should serve as a model for the industry and as a blueprint for regulators.”