Posted Tuesday, July 13, 2010 11:50 AM | Contributed by Jeff
About 2,100 Disney hotel employees have worked without a contract for about two and a half years -- a time period marked by dozens of protests, a one-day strike, walkouts, a week-long hunger strike and arrests. On Monday, union members from other Disney-area venues joined the protest as a way to send a message to their employers to avoid such turmoil during contract negotiations.
Read more from The Orange County Register.
I was actually just reading about this latest development, though it's been going on forever. Apparently they refuse to compromise until Disney gives free health care to all hotel employees, who already receive better benefits than most people in the same line of work elsewhere. Their tactics are pretty terrible though, as they're known to trick families and even children into taking propaganda. I believe they were giving kids going into the parks propaganda balloons a little while ago.
Yeah, I'm still a bit surprised by this whole drawn-out saga, mostly because those speaking the loudest and wanting the benefits are part-time. I have never considered benefits a normal and expected part of part-time work.
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