Daddy, Why is Mickey Mouse in Handcuffs?

8/15/2008 1:01 PM PDT
The happiest place on earth just might be the back of police paddy wagon.


Mickey Mouse, Tinker Bell, Peter Pan, Minnie Mouse and Snow White were among 29 people arrested Thursday evening in Anaheim, Calif. when close to 1,000 ticked-off Disneyland hotel workers swam in the streets in protest.

According to the OC Register, the workers' fuzzy suits are in a wad because they say they've been working for the Mouse without contracts since January.

A rep for Disney says "We have a history of strong relationships with our Unions – and clearly we are disappointed that Unite HERE Local 681 has spent more time protesting -- to date 14 rallies – than the 11 occasions they have spent at the negotiating table. These publicity stunts are not productive to the discussions and are incredibly disruptive to the Resort Area. We care about our Cast Members --- and remain hopeful that we can reach an agreement that is both fair and equitable, providing Union Leadership is reasonable and realistic in its approach."