New employee union receives recognition from Noble Knight Games

Fitchburg game store Noble Knight Games has voluntarily recognized its employees’ new union, a month after its workers announced they were unionizing, according to a report from The Capital Times.

The union, called Noble Knight Games United, was organized through Communications Workers of America. It will consist of 58 workers, including those who provide customer service, ship online orders from its warehouse, and work at its storefront at 2835 Commerce Park Drive, among others. The company has around 75 employees, but some are excluded because they are supervisors.

The union claimed management held mandatory “union-busting” meetings in the weeks after it announced its unionization effort, so the news that Noble Night Games would voluntarily recognize the union came as a welcome surprise.

Now the union will elect a bargaining committee to represent its workers and meet with management to negotiate its first contract.

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