It’s Time For Game Developers To Unionize

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SAN FRANCISCO—In a small room yesterday inside the massive Moscone Center meeting complex, roughly 200 people crowded around a large table to conduct a challenging conversation about working in the video game industry. There was a single microphone, chauffeured from person to person by a sprinting staffer working the…

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SAY IT LOUD FOR PEOPLE IN THE BACK
When the best argument you can muster against is that a union wouldn’t solve *all* problems…
Gamers of the world... uh... game devs of California, unite!
every industry that has giant red neon lights that say "YOU SHOULD BE GRATEFUL THAT YOU GET TO WORK HERE" hanging a…
My report on this week's biggest topic: It's time for game developers to unionize
“Games are expensive to make” “we need to add micro transactions to meet revenue expectations “ blah blah blah. Ope…
HELL YEAH "To not take action means accepting the status quo. To accept the status quo means being fine with brutal…
I'm guessing many folks will see this 83k number and think game devs, on average, already make a great wage. But 1…
This is definitely more on the Activision side than the Blizzard side.
Worth reading but I'll say this. Unions by and large are horribly corrupt, only effective when your job is irrepla…
@bobservo @hEnereyG can’t wait for Snekmans “why unions are bad!!!!!!!” Video
Embarassing from Blizzard and Activision
Hell yeah Jason.
Important to keep this conversation going now that it's started. As Schreier says, everyone in the industry has a h…
It's time for game developers to unionize!
Loot boxes keep devs in business yeah?
Guess what everybody... this applies not only to that industry, but to *every* industry. Some companies are outlier…
@ABenyon_Photo
Unions are the only reason creatives in TV / film work under remotely fair conditions. Game devs deserve the same.
So much yes
And for those in TV not eligible to join a union, they work a minimum 12 hour day for a (usually very low) flat rat…
UNIONISE TODAY!
In the current economic and business regulation, workers in almost every sector would benefit from larger and stron…
Game developers should unionize!!!
Nos EUA, cada dia cresce mais a ideia que a indústria de games precisa se sindicalizar. No Brasil, falou em sindica…
y e s
Unionize the gaming industry <3
‘To not take action means accepting the status quo. To accept the status quo means being fine with brutal, unpaid o…
It's time for game developers to unionize
Strong piece from Kotaku about how to start changing some of the worst aspects of working in game development.
Developers deserve good working conditions. Fair pay and benefits, along with reasonable schedules that allow a wor…
As someone who is stepping foot into this industry, I do say being unionized would make things less worrisome. I've…
Reading the comments on this article is an interesting experience. I guess I shouldn't be surprised some folks are…
"If you’re not at the table, you’re essentially on the menu."
people got some good-ass union takes in this thread, woooooeee
It’s Time for Game Developers to Unionize
Unionize everyone.
It's time for #GameWorkersUnite ✊🏾🎮
Please direct all your annoyed responses to me, so these people can get the work done
This is an important article to read whether or not you’re in support of unionization in the game industry.
Ca commence à devenir intéressant 2
WHERE can I get a copy of that pamphlet? It's hella rad.
Game devs? Yes. Everyone else? ALSO YES! Unions are f***ing awesome!
It's time for game developers to unionize.
Lang past time. #GDC
Also to be clear, a LOT of outlets have been doing incredible work this week! I was so stoked to see this story fro…
Every story I see about unions turning or striking gives me a little bit more hope for the future. I'm almost back…
If you're not already up to speed and on board to support unions in games, read this. Whenever these dominoes start…
I remember back in the mid-90s while I was still in HS, I had friends in AAA companies telling me horror stories. I…
À l'occasion de la GDC et de l'apparition de @GameWorkers, Kotaku appelle les dévs de jv à se syndiquer.
Tu veux du social dans le jeu vidéo ? Tiens...
Unions won't fix it
if you play games, you need to read @jasonschreier's on-the-ground reporting on why game developers should unionize:
"In crowded hallways during the day and dive bars at night, developers are suddenly talking about organizing—about…
This is a great article outlining what happened at yesterday's #GameDev unionization round table and puts a lot of…
'When I asked MacLean what else workers could possibly do in order to gain leverage against their employers, her re…
I mean I feel like one thing that would give workers leverage against bosses…WOULD be unionization and collective b…
(The answer, of course, is unionize.)
hell yeah
"Développeurs de jeux vidéo, il est temps de vous syndiquer"
Great summary of this week’s union activism.
Been saying it for years...
As high-profile layoffs rattle the industry, game developers met to discuss the benefits of coming together in unio…
Dear Game Developers, Join us in the Labor Movement! 😊 Organize for yourselves, your co-workers and your communit…
Developers need to organize. Our hours are often heinous. 80 hour work weeks are not sustainable especially when yo…
Solidarity forever, For the union makes us strong! ✊ #GameWorkersUnite
"To accept the status quo means being fine with brutal, unpaid overtime, systemic layoff cycles, and other well-doc…
Boy, @jasonschreier ‘s piece on why game devs should unionize is great.
There's a movement happening in the #gamedev world. #GDC18
It’s Time For Game Developers To Unionize
It’s Time For Game Developers To Unionize
if you read anything today, make it this
It’s Time For Game Developers To Unionize #gameworkersunite #gamedevelopers #kotakucore #gdc2018 #unions #igda
The most striking thing from @jasonschreier call for Game Developer Unionization....do those brilliant artists who…
It’s Time For Game Developers To Unionize via @kotaku
we have nothing to lose but our loot boxes
It’s Time For Game Developers To Unionize
@jasonschreier is doing incredible work for @Kotaku as always on the unionization discussions currently happening a…
It’s Time For Game Developers To Unionize via @kotaku
This is a really good idea that could have a lot of positive effects on our industry: unionize
As a fellow union member, I completely support this. Living wages, benefits & protection. Will mean much healthier…
I’ve been saying this for years. It’s time for a change in the industry. #gamedev #games
While I am all for this, I wonder how Publishers would handle the increase development costs and longer dev cycles.…
It’s Time For Game Developers To Unionize via @kotaku
@Lookforthewoman And of course I read this after just reading this
thanks to @AnimGuild e-board member and IATSE rep Steve Kaplan for making the trip to San Francisco and taking part…
Kotaku
It’s Time For Game Developers To Unionize<em></em> via @kotaku This sounds like a horrible idea!
Huge fan of this.
Well done to @jasonschreier for reporting on conditions and promoting the well being of staff
what a great piece!
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It’s Time For Game Developers To Unionize via @kotaku
It’s Time For Game Developers To Unionize
It’s Time For Game Developers To Unionize
It’s Time For Game Developers To Unionize via @kotaku
Things are starting to move in this industry! (@stjv_fr ça vous plaira sûrement)
It’s Time For Game Developers To Unionize via @kotaku
No, it's not.
I've always been shocked by the stories you hear about working conditions in the games industry. Unionisation seems…
"To not take action means accepting the status quo. To accept the status quo means being fine with brutal, unpaid o…
It’s Time For Game Developers To Unionize via @kotaku
It’s Time For Game Developers To Unionize via @kotaku
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It’s Time For Game Developers To Unionize via @kotaku
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It’s Time For Game Developers To Unionize
It’s Time For Game Developers To Unionize
It’s Time For Game Developers To Unionize "In a small room yesterday inside the massive M…
Petite surprise, Kotaku qui appelle les travailleurs du JV a se syndiquer. (on ne lit pas les commentaires pour pré…
It’s Time For Game Developers To Unionize " 'If you’re not at the table, you’re essentially on the menu,' said Stev…
It’s Time For Game Developers To Unionize via @kotaku
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It’s Time For Game Developers To Unionize ༄ SAN FRANCISCO—In a small room yesterday insid…
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I hope to see this pick up steam. This could improve work conditions of tons of game devs. via @kotaku
"Workers in the video game industry don’t have the same leverage that they might in other fields, such as film, whi…
It’s Time For Game Developers To Unionize vía @kotaku
It’s Time For Game Developers To Unionize: SAN FRANCISCO—In a small room yesterday inside…

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