Tuesday is Fasting Day for Disney Workers
Listen, I am a pro-union person. I believe that working people usually benefit from having a collective bargaining unit that pits them against management. Because if anyone thinks that management is keeping the best interests of workers in mind, they are absolutely delusional.
I think that Disney hotel workers and their Unite Here Local 11 are asking for an awful lot in some pretty lean times. Very few people in this country are getting free healthcare, and I’m not understanding why they think they should, too.
My husband is being “asked” to take furlough days, and our healthcare costs (such as co-pays and prescription benefits) have recently risen. However, we’re thankful that he even has a job, and excellent healthcare benefits to go with it.
I think a hunger strike is a bit drastic, and it hurts me to say it, but Local 11 needs to stop having their members working without a contract and sign up for the same benefits that all other Disney employees have.