Get a load of this shit: Activision-Blizzard Hires Amazon Union-Busting Firm. As Boots Riley from the Coup said, “If we’re ever gonna do it let’s do it now.” That is to say, when a government agency in a state with anti-worker wildcat strike laws decides to bring charges against a company for fucking massive systemic sexual harassment, and as employees start to organize, and that is their response? Workers of the world unite!
The game industry is massive in profits thanks to selling gambling to children, but small in workforce, which makes it extremely vulnerable to labor revolt. It hasn’t happened yet only because douchebros attach sucking corporate ass product to their sense of manhood and identity, and have stacked the industry with like-minded people.
But the video game industry, like all creative industries, is so vicious and life-draining that even scumbag misogynist right wingers last an average of two years there before flaming out and going back to work at Electronics Boutique. The sausage is made out of art students and young programmers, and management thinks nothing of it because there’s always a new graduating class to brainrape (or sometimes just physically rape).
So here’s how you do it. Organize their asses before they leave the schools. You can’t do this at one school or you’ll just get the grads there shadowbanned. You need to hit them all at the same time. There are not that many schools producing video game creators. Find them, do not involve the faculty in any way, and infiltrate their shit. Full court propaganda press.
You get enough traction and make these vampire businesses face a united group of graduates saying NO. I don’t have the time to do a two year unpaid internship, or take starvation wages. NO. It is not acceptable to make drinking to excess normal during business hours. NO. Seriously, your entire fucking culture must die, now, so that the silly people who love video games enough to want to make them can stop being chewed up and shit out. Having a dream should not make you into so much bloody meat for billionaire pit bulls.
Video game workers of the world unite. You have nothing to lose but your mass exploitation.