Tom Morello To Play Free Show at 3 p.m. Today in Anaheim in Support of Fasting Disney Workers
Rocker and protest music revivalist Tom Morello, also known as the Nightwatchman, will be playing a free show today at 3 p.m. in the streets adjacent to the Disneyland Hotel to draw attention to hospitality workers who have been on a water-only fast since February 9. The workers are fasting to draw attention to health and safety conditions for workers at the Disney resort and to the 2-year contract dispute with the union.
According to Unite Here!, the organization representing hospitality workers that planned today's parking lot show:
"Disney Hotel Workers are fasting because they feel unsafe on the job. While the workers have been without the protection of a contract for two years, workload and managerial pressure has increased and staffing levels have decreased. Workers have experienced heart attacks, strokes and serious musculoskeletal injuries at work. To show Disney the gravity of this situation, 15 hotel workers will go without food indefinitely and camp out in front of Disney starting on Feb. 9. We're making a giant shrine of photos and artwork to honor a worker that had a heart attack and died on the job and the hundreds more who have sustained serious injury under such tremendous pressure at work."