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BUSINESS
April 24, 1997 | MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Skilled crafts workers at Disneyland approved a one-year labor agreement Wednesday that will boost wages 3% but extract concessions on retirees' health care. Union members approved the contract by a slim margin, revealing a general lack of enthusiasm for the deal. Workers in 12 of the 13 unions in the Disneyland Craft Maintenance Council voted, 271 to 215, in favor of the pact.
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BUSINESS
October 25, 1995 | DAN MARGOLIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Despite complaints from some workers, Disneyland management Tuesday said that union leaders had taken the "appropriate" action in accepting a contract offer that was twice rejected by a majority of voting members. "We feel it's a fair and equitable contract," said Tom Brocato, a Disneyland spokesman. "We're very pleased by it."
BUSINESS
October 24, 1995 | DON LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an extraordinary move, leaders of five unions representing 3,000 workers at Disneyland decided Monday to accept a contract proposal, even though it was twice rejected by a majority of the voting members. In a flyer to be distributed to members today, the five-union negotiating committee says it will sign Disney's "last, best and final offer because it is a hard-won agreement that Disney refuses to change."
BUSINESS
October 24, 1995 | DON LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an extraordinary move, leaders of five unions representing 3,000 workers at Disneyland decided Monday to accept a contract proposal, even though it was twice rejected by a majority of the voting members. In a flier to be distributed to members today, the five-union negotiating committee says it will sign Disney's "last, best and final offer because it is a hard-won agreement that Disney refuses to change."
BUSINESS
October 18, 1995 | DON LEE and DAN MARGOLIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Amid a swirl of confusion, frustration and embarrassment, Disneyland and union officials are expected to return to the table later this week after workers voted down the same contract proposal they rejected last month. On Monday, workers at the Anaheim park voted 742 to 729 against an offer that included a 3% wage increase in each of the next three years.
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October 17, 1995 | DAN MARGOLIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In a surprising vote, Disneyland workers in five unions on Monday narrowly rejected a proposed contract, the same one they turned down a few weeks ago. The three-year master services agreement, which was rejected Monday by a vote of 742 to 729, would have provided a 3% pay increase each year. But under that agreement, union leaders have the authority to accept the contract offer anyway, if at least one third of the membership voted for it.
BUSINESS
October 10, 1995 | DAN MARGOLIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Disneyland workers in five unions are scheduled to vote again Monday on the same contract offer they rejected 10 days ago. After the workers defeated the previous contract proposal in a mail balloting, union officials said they will ask members to show up in person at one local's headquarters in Buena Park, where shop stewards and other leaders will be available to clarify any worker concerns.
BUSINESS
October 25, 1994 | DON LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Relenting to union pressure as it enters the final week of contract negotiations, Disneyland has withdrawn its previous plan to subcontract cafeteria-service work. The Anaheim amusement park's management pulled back after Hotel and Restaurant Employees Union Local 681 waged a publicity campaign that began during the summer and threatened a boycott, saying the subcontracting would cost its members 100 good-paying jobs to a food vendor bringing its own crew of minimum-wage workers.
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