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.