Are Disney Hotel Workers Headed For a Strike?

Nobody attracts controversy like the Mouse.

It would seem at the very least, the hotel workers really don’t like the offer made by Disney to Unite Here 11 (the union representing the people who clean rooms, wash dishes and wait tables at the Resort hotels). The members of the Unite Here 11 union rejected the theme park’s most recent offer of a revised healthcare plan by a whopping 92%.

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What this means in the grand scheme of things is we could see an nasty repeat of the 1984 strike where nearly 1800 angry Disneyland Cast Members staged an ugly scene for 22 unpleasant days. I remember what it was like with the media coverage back in the eighties, but can you imagine how the media would pounce all over a strike in these modern times? It’d be like a 24-hour media circus.

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4 Comments so far

  1. frazgo on August 8th, 2009 @ 10:44 am

    All is not happy at the House of Rat I see. Could be an interesting fall if a strike happens, but at least it won’t be during the summer peak of business.


  2. Jon (oc_jon) on August 8th, 2009 @ 11:21 am

    Sept thru Dec are always busy these days. So really, it couldn’t happen at a worse time. What a way to ruin Chanukah. :(


  3. Gina (oc_gina) on August 8th, 2009 @ 9:33 pm

    I refuse to cross a picket line. When the Vons workers were striking (which is the one nearest my house and the one we always go to) I drove miles to go to a Stater Brothers.


  4. Jon (oc_jon) on August 8th, 2009 @ 9:38 pm

    That’s right Sistah Gina! Amen!



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