October 24, 1995 |
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."
October 18, 1995 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1995 |
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.
October 10, 1995 |
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.
October 25, 1994 |
Relenting to union pressure as it enters the final week of contract negotiations, Disneyland has withdrawn its previous plan to subcontract cafeteria-service work.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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October 24, 1993 |
Carrying banners that said, "We Make The Magic," more than 1,000 hotel workers and their supporters marched in solidarity Saturday near Disneyland and the surrounding hotel zone in anticipation of new wage contract talks. "We're marching for justice," said Teresa Aguerra, 47, of Orange, who said she has worked at the Disneyland Hotel for 18 years. "I want to help my co-workers."
October 1, 1993 |
Unions, Latino groups and the Democratic Party will march through Anaheim later this month to pressure Walt Disney Co. to keep its unions if it builds a multibillion-dollar theme park next to Disneyland. The coalition and the march are somewhat unusual for conservative Orange County, where Republicans tend to be the activists. "There hasn't been a big celebration or march by organized labor in Orange County for probably 25 years," said Bill Fogarty of the county's Central Labor Council.
May 7, 1993 |
Disneyland and federal immigration officials met Thursday to discuss a recommendation that the famed amusement park pay a fine of nearly $400,000, the largest in California history, for violating immigrant hiring laws. Immigration and Naturalization Service agents recommended the huge fine late last month because of 1,156 violations that were found when investigators attempted to examine the files of more than 6,000 employees at Disneyland.