Nintendo of America Issues Statement after Worker’s Labor Complaint


Reported last week, an unnamed worker has alleged that Nintendo, and a firm the company uses to hire contractors, violated their legally protected right to unionize, according to the filing from the National Labor Relations Board. The Allegations stated that Nintendo of America and the global hiring firm Aston Carter engaged in “concerted activities” and made “coercive actions” against a worker, interfering with their legally protected right to organize.

Now, according to Kotaku’s Sisi Jiang, Nintendo responded to their request for comments, Nintendo followed up with a statement, mentioning that they were aware of the complaint and willing to work with the NLRB on this issue:

We are aware of the claim, which was filed with the National Labor Relations Board by a contractor who was previously terminated for the disclosure of confidential information and for no other reason. Nintendo is not aware of any attempts to unionize or related activity and intends to cooperate with the investigation conducted by the NLRB.

Nintendo is fully committed to providing a welcoming and supportive work environment for all our employees and contractors. We take matters of employment very seriously.


Nintendo of America recently closed its offices in Redwood City, California, and Toronto, Ontario in November. Kotaku reported that according to its sources, Nintendo’s California office closing displaced about 100 employees.

Source: Anime News Network, Kotaku

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