The Orange County Register is reporting that 92% of the Unite Here 11 union has voted against the contract proposal that Disney has brought to the table in hope of ending the gridlock. The labor dispute concerns the workers that wash dishes, clean room and wait on tables at the three Disneyland Resort hotels.
The dispute centers on health-care premiums: Disney wants to ease Unite Here workers into Disney Signature, a group of seven plans that require varying degrees of employee contributions. The union wants to keep the status quo where Disney pays into a union trust that provides health care at virtually no cost to the workers — co-pays and prescription drugs are only a few dollars.
This has been an 18-month long dispute that centers on health care and wage increases. The OC Register offers a back log of articles cover the dispute. I do wonder how this will affect local visitors and the local economy.