Activision Blizzard CAO Brian Bulato uses union-busting language in email to workers

An internal email seems to discourage Activision Blizzard employees from unionizing.


With all of the issues that Activision Blizzard workers have faced and continue to deal with, it’s no surprise that there have been strong conversations going around about the possible unionization of employees. As these conversations continued to strengthen, Activision Blizzard CAO Brian Bulato sent an email to employees in which he discouraged them from unionizing.

ABetterABK leader Jessica Gonzalez shared a screenshot of an email from Brian Bulato, Chief Administrative Officer at Activision Blizzard. In one part of the letter, Bulato clearly attempts to dissuade workers from forming a union.

Following this news, ABetterABK member Aubrey Ryan shared their own experience with Brian Bulato. “Brian Bulatao called my personal cell in order to intimidate me over an initiative I had begun in the company about WFH Equity. With the help of my peers, I sent a letter to the C SUITE.”

Luckily, it doesn’t seem as though these union-busting tactics will deter ABetterABK leadership from moving forward with a potential union in the future.

The words from Brian Bulato are just the latest instance of Activision Blizzard leadership working in the best interest of the company itself, rather than the employees that make it up. Earlier this week, ABetterABK announced a strike and opened a strike fund.

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