Increasingly we are seeing the industry besieged by attempts to force unionization upon it by the progressive media and even employees within the company. Recently SAG-AFTRA was exposed for both attempting to strong arm followed by provoking fan resentment through deception. Today The Screen Writers Guild joins the attempted strong arming of the industry by refusing to issue any further awards until the industry is predominately unionized writers.
USGamer reports the WGA issued the following statement.
“There won’t be a Videogame Writing Award in 2020; however, the category will be reinstated when there is a critical mass of videogames covered by the WGA in order to provide a meaningful award selection process.”
This entire scheme is very simple to understand. If companies can only hire union employees being a member of a union outside right to work states is an essential requirement to having a job.
Unions are presented as necessary because of the abhorrent working conditions, which are established by left leaning executives. This puts the unions as the sole gatekeeper through their ability to control employment by controlling union membership. Union membership is far less legally regulated, so at the union level they can simultaneously weed out employees guilty of wrong think and barring their entry while ensuring problematic employees who actively destroy your company’s reputation retain their employment.
If you think that is hyperbole look at the councils popping up at companies to enforce self censorship as to not offend the authoritarians on the left. Look at the guidelines reforms that occurred at Sony after they moved their headquarters from Japan to California. Or the harassment companies receive for exercising wrongthink by ResetEra, a site frequented by many industry insiders.
There is no denying a concerted effort to gain control over companies as investors start to grasp that millennial aren’t exactly into buying woke as converged marketing departments are making them out to be. With the government moving to shut down the financial supports for the wokeness, (AKA lootboxes and microtransactions) it is only going to be a matter of time before the executives equally see the boot along with the employees that attempt to converge the companies.
Unions are the mechanism that will ensure their continued stranglehold of the industry. Fortunately for all of us, they are tipping their hat too early and showing their true extortionist colors for everyone to see. For those that decry the outrageous treatment developers face just ask them why they aren’t demanding labor laws already on the books aren’t enforced before we started demanding unionization.