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    15Feb2010

    OC Register: Hunger Strike Moving to Disney Headquarters

    Assembly Speaker-elect John Perez and state Assemblyman Jose Solorio, D-Santa Ana, hodling pickets signed by the fasters

    by Sarah Tully

    The Disney hotel union plans to continue its hunger strike at the Walt Disney Co. headquarters in Burbank, starting Tuesday night, to keep attention on a two-year contract dispute.

    Two new Disney employees began fasting this week at the Disneyland Resort and plan to start camping outside of the Burbank offices after a week-long hunger strike by other union members concludes Tuesday.

    It is unknown how long the hunger strikers will stay posted at the Burbank headquarters.

    Eight union members are in their seventh day of consuming only water as they stay in tents on the sidewalk outside the Grand Californian Hotel in Anaheim. Two others stopped fasting because of medical problems.

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