>ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mickey Mouse mask-wearing protesters were among about 325 union members and supporters who demonstrated against Disneyland over a hotel employee contract dispute.
Protesters on Monday wore masks colored with a black eye to represent the union’s message that Disney is the black eye of Anaheim, where the amusement park is located.
About 2,100 Disney hotel employees have worked without a contract for about two and a half years and there have been periodic protests. The main sticking point is health care costs.
Disneyland spokeswoman Suzi Brown says it’s unfortunate that the union “continues to focus its energy on protesting” rather than ensuring its members have the security of a contract.