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Disneyland hotel union launches anti-<i>Toy Story 3</i> Oscar campaign

December 22, 2010
ANAHEIM, CA — Disney''s desire to see Toy Story 3 not only be nominated, but win the Oscar for Best Picture is no secret, according to Slash Film.
However, one bump in the road for the hit Disney/Pixar sequel is coming from Disney employees, the article noted.

UNITE-HERE, a union that includes Disneyland hotel workers, is publicly protesting the film''s Oscar chances to spite the company they believe is treating them unfairly, the article stated.

According to the article, Unite Here members, many of whom work at hotels that service Disneyland in Anaheim, California, are protesting that the company is forcing them to enroll in a new heath care plan that would be much too expensive for many of them to afford.
"Over the years, workers have foregone significant wage raises in order to maintain quality affordable health care," Union Spokesperson Leigh Shelton told Variety.
"We''ve done loads of public events about this issue and people in Hollywood are usually very sympathetic and ask what they can do to help. We''re targeting Toy Story 3 because there are a lot of union people in the industry," Shelton added.
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