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    « OC Weekly: Fastpass to Hunger, Day 2 | Main | OC Weekly: A Fastpass to Hunger Pains for Disney Hotel Workers »
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    Feb102010

    OC Weekly: Fastpass to Hunger: Day 1 of the Disney Workers Fast

    Kristi Richards is fasting along with nine of her Disney co-workers in the UniteHere Local 11 union, in a last ditch effort to get the resort giant's mouse ears turned in their direction. Disney wants the union representing hotel workers to sign up for the corporate health-care plan, a move that would cut into each member's paycheck. The workers want to keep their union-controlled plan that provides free care to them and their families. The fight has been ongoing for two years, but UniteHere is hopeful the fast will bring a quick resolution.

    So, Tuesday morning, Richards ate eat her last meal (celery sticks and apple slices), and got ready to get hungry, predicting that she can go without food for as long as is necessary.

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