Blizzard Employees Reportedly Organize Via Company Slack for Pay Increases

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Blizzard employees are using the company Slack to organize in pursuit of fair pay and increase sick time among other requests, according to a Wednesday report by Bloomberg. Organizers plan to present their requests to management as early as this week.

The list of demands includes changes to how promotions are distributed, increased vacation time and pay increases for workers in the company's customer service and quality assurance departments, per Bloomberg.

Blizzard spokesman Dustin Blackwell told Bloomberg the company would keep an open mind about changes to compensation.

"We will continue to adapt our compensation to build and keep the workforce our company needs today and tomorrow," Blackwell wrote in an emailed statement. "We understand that some Blizzard employees have specific requests, and we look forwrd to hearing from them directly."

The wave of organizing comes directly after hundreds of employees shared their current pay and recent raises in an anonymized spreadsheet, revealing major disparities both internally and when compared to Blizzard competitors such as Riot Games. It is among the largest organizing attempts in modern video games, an industry in which none of the major developers or publishers are unionized. Blizzard employees have yet to take steps toward unionization beyond building a list of demands.