Continuing the epic tale of the great DLR Food & Beverage Union Migration, Local 50, the Union representing Food & Beverage Cast Members at Disneyland Park and Disney's California Adventure Park, has split off from Unite HERE and has joined with other former Unite HERE Unions to form Workers United, a new labour union.
Local 50 President Sandi Ecklund has been elected as an International Vice President of the new Union International.
MySpace.com Blogs - New Union Workers United - Local 50 MySpace Blog
Making it even more confusing, Workers United has signed an agreement affiliating itself with SEIU, which now means that there are two SEIU Unions at the DLR, both of which are housed in the same building (Local 50 rented out some space a few months ago to SEIU Local 1877, representing Custodial, Main Entrance and Costuming among other things).
Honestly, I'm not sure what to make of all this....it's certainly an interesting development. However, given all that's happening in F&B right now, particularly with ODV, I'm sure they could have picked a better time.
And of course, there's no word from Disney (that I know of) on whether they will continue to honour with SEIU-Workers United Local 50 the treaty they signed with Unite HERE Local 50....