Took four years, but the Mouse House has come to terms with Anaheim hotel workers. A ratification vote is set for Wednesday. Disney is OC's largest private employer with about 21,000 workers. Those include about 2,100 employees at three hotels -- Grand Californian, Paradise Pier and Disneyland hotels. From the OC Register:
The vicious debate included a hunger strike, a walkout, a one-day strike and dozens of protests, some of which led to arrests of demonstrators dressed like Disney characters. Union members frequently took their anger to Anaheim streets, including a concert featuring Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, as well as to Hollywood and to top Disney executives. The union mostly fought with Disney over health-care costs. Disney initially wanted the union to join its company plan that requires employee contributions, while the union tried to keep its own program that is free to workers. Union officials said Disney's plan was too expensive. In February, Disney offered to give hotel workers the option of health plans and imposed that plan in May.