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Union in strife as Dis­ney, Team­sters prepare for talks

As ne­go­ti­a­tions start this month over wage in­creases at Walt Dis­ney World, re­bel­lion is brew­ing in one of the six unions that ad­vo­cate for the re­sort’s 70,000 work­ers.

Many of the per­form­ers who en­ter­tain guests are Team­sters, and some are fed up with how their union is be­ing run. For the first time in re­cent mem­ory, they’re putting to­gether a slate of op­po­si­tion can­di­dates, promis­ing to make this fall’s vote for the lead­er­ship of Team­sters Lo­cal 385 any­thing but a heigh-ho-hum af­fair.


No one hurt when small plane slides off runway

Flights are run­ning on time again at Sacra­mento In­ter­na­tional Air­port fol­low­ing de­lays caused when a pri­vate plane slid off a runway.

Air­port spokes­woman Lau­rie Slothower says no in­juries were re­ported in the ac­ci­dent Fri­day. One of the air­port’s two run­ways was closed for a time — caus­ing more than a dozen flights to be ei­ther de­layed or di­verted.


Marchers protest po­lice evic­tion of asy­lum-seek­ers

Sev­eral thou­sand seek­ers of asy­lum, other mi­grants and sup­port­ers have marched through Rome to protest Ital­ian po­lice’s re­cent evic­tions of mi­grant camps.

Some car­ried a ban­ner Satur­day pro­claim­ing them­selves “refugees not ter­ror­ists.”

On Thurs­day, po­lice used wa­ter can­nons to clear out 100 asy­lum-seek­ers, most of them from Ethiopia or Eritrea, from a Rome square.

Au­thor­i­ties had al­ready cleared out most of the 800 mi­grants who had been squat­ting in a build­ing near the square since 2013.

Hu­man rights ad­vo­cates and the U.N. refugee agency protested that the evic­tions were con­ducted without warn­ing.

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