Disneyland contract talks taken to city council
Feb 4, 2008

The president of Disneyland's hotel workers UNITE HERE 681 appeared before the Anaheim City Council accusing Disney of exacting 'political payback' during the current contract negotiations.

Union president Ada Briceno claims that Disney has drawn out talks and that the company's choice of negotiation site makes attendance by the rank and file problematic.

Ms. Briceno further stated that the union members are being punished due to their support of the now defunct low cost housing proposal.

Disneyland's vice president of communications, Rob Doughty, responded to the union claims by stating "We're disappointed the leadership of 681 is trying to negotiate this contract in the media and at a City Council meeting."

There are 24 unions in Disneyland. Union 681 represents the 2300 room attendants, dishwashers and cooks at the three Disney owned hotels. The contract in dispute is scheduled to expire at 12am on Friday.