Gaming Second labor complaint filed against Nintendo

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The National Labor Relations Board has received a new workplace complaint against gaming giant Nintendo and a firm it uses for contractors in its main U.S. office.


Why it matters: This is the second time this year that a worker has filed such a complaint against the maker of Mario and Zelda, as labor activism in the gaming industry intensifies.

Details: The complaint filed on Monday was against Nintendo and contracting firm Aston Carter, which recruits customer service and administrative workers for the game company.

  • It alleges that the companies established “coercive rules” and in some way retaliated, discharged or disciplined a worker for engaging in protected activity with others.
  • While the publicly available details are vague, such allegations generally involve workers saying their employer has interfered with their ability to discuss working conditions or form a union.
  • Representatives from Nintendo and Aston Carter did not reply to requests for comment.

 
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