Hotel Strike Tonight
You might wanna watch out if you’ll be at the Resort tonight, becuase Unite HERE Local 681 will be holding a protest to the Disney Company:
Police to Arrest Mickey Mouse
Clergy and Community Leaders to Join Hotel Workers and
Supporters dressed in Disney Characters in Civil Disobedience
WHO: Orange County Religious and Community Leaders, Labor Leaders, Students, and Hotel Workers
WHAT: A 1,000 person march from the Paradise Pier Hotel to Harbor Blvd. The marchers will block traffic at Harbor Blvd. Approximately 30 people (including workers, Supporters dressed in Disney characters, and clergy) will participate in civil disobedience as they call Disney to “be faithful” to the workers and the community.
WHEN: Thursday, August 14th
4:30pm — Picket Line at the Paradise Pier Hotel
5:00pm – March from Paradise Pier Hotel
6:00 pm – Civil Disobedience blocking Harbor Blvd.
WHY: DISNEY IS UNFAITHFUL. Approximately 2,300 employees of the Disneyland Hotels, including bellmen, dishwashers, room attendants, and cooks, have been working without a contract since February 2008. Disney is unfaithful to the community and the workers because they do not uphold their espoused family values. Many hotel workers who have given years to the company will be faced with increased difficulty in obtaining healthcare for their families due to the proposals of Disney. The company is proposing to increase both cost and eligibility requirements to these low wage workers for benefits like healthcare, vacation and seniority. This will cause suffering to many workers and their children.