Sonic the Hedgehog's American workers vote to join the union

Sonic the Hedgehog’s American workers vote to join the union

Sega of America workers say they won an election overseen by the National Labor Relations Board.

With their vote, their subsidiary of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) has become the largest multi-departmental unit of regulated employees in the US video game industry, according to a statement released Monday.

The company is part of Japan’s Sega Sammy Holdings, the parent company of the popular Sonic the Hedgehog game.

According to a CWA spokeswoman, the new business unit includes 212 workers from Sega of America’s headquarters in Irvine, California, and its offices in Burbank, including partners in brand marketing, product development, and other departments.

The spokeswoman said the vote marks the fifth gaming union in the United States after workers at Raven Software, Blizzard Albany, ZeniMax and VR/AR game developer Tender Claws, all of which are also organized with the CWA.


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