Several Arrests at Disneyland Labor Protest

15 Aug

From CNN.com:

Cinderella, Snow White, Tinkerbell and other fictional fixtures of modern-day childhood were handcuffed, frisked and loaded into police vans Thursday at the culmination of a labor protest that brought a touch of reality to the Happiest Place on Earth.

The arrest of the 32 protesters, many of whom wore costumes representing famous Disney characters, came at the end of an hour-long march to Disneyland’s gates from one of three Disney-owned hotels at the center of a labor dispute.

The Local 681 web site has more information on the workers’ concerns, which focus primarily on health care. Disneyland frequent Guests, especially Annual or Seasonal Passholders might want to check out the Disney Negotiations Update page for more detailed information (scroll down past the media links), and consider writing a letter to Disney. Or, if you’re going to be at Disneyland, you could also stop by City Hall to leave a comment/compliment/complaint card on the topic. I for one enjoy my vacations more when I believe the people who make the magic are being treated well.

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