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Megadeals Roil Video Game Worker Unionization Efforts

Katie Kikenny The Hollywood Reporter
Drawing of workers in front of a sign that says UNIONIZE! A spate of acquisitions, including Microsoft’s $68.7 billion deal for Activision Blizzard, marks a flashpoint among organizers looking to make inroads in a mostly nonunion industry.

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Will Gawker Go Union?

Steven Greenhouse Los Angles Times
If the unionization effort succeeds, it will be a big PR boost for the ailing labor movement. It will show that unions, which have focused in recent years on organizing low-wage workers, can also attract hip, highly educated workers, many of them Ivy League graduates. But if Gawker staffers reject the union, it will be an embarrassing blow to labor, especially because so much of the Gawker debate has been out in the open.
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