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Friday, April 12 • 11:00 - 12:30
Kevin Agwaze: Unionizing the Games Industry? Why, How, and You.

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Let's talk union 101 with Game Workers Unite.

We'll start off with an introduction to unionization and answer some common questions:
  • Where do workers have power in their workplace?
  • What kinds of unions are there?
  • How do they operate?
  • Are they helpful for small indie studios?

After that, we'll kick off a discussion that asks you to share your experiences, questions, and concerns.
This will be a group discussion about what it would mean to unionize in games, how that fixes some things, what can't be fixed by unionization alone, etc.
What are the core issues that game workers face?

Intended audience: game workers with any level of understanding about organized labor, newcomers are more than welcome.

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Kevin Agwaze (DE)

Kevin Agwaze is a AAA gameplay programmer and labour organizer.As the treasurer of the Game Workers Unite UK union and a Women in Games ambassador, he seeks to improve working conditions and inclusivity across the industry.


Friday April 12, 2019 11:00 - 12:30
Workshop 2