Mickey Mouse arrested!

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  1. Doctor Q Administrator

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    News and headline writers had lots of fun with this news item.


    Mickey Mouse arrested in Disneyland protest
    Twenty-three hundred maids, bell hops, dishwashers and cooks from three Disney-owned hotels dressed as Disney's most lovable characters while protesting against a new workers' contract.​

    Cinderella's Disneyland Protest
    True to the Cinderella story line, Cinderella is not getting much sympathy from the authorities with her Disneyland protest. Instead, police vans showed up to haul Cinderella and her fellow strikers off to the pokey. In addition to Snow White and Tinkerbell, Cinderella was accompanied by 29 other Disneyland Hotel protesters.​

    Snow White arrested after Disney protest
    Snow White, Cinderella and Tinkerbell were among 32 Disney characters arrested at Disneyland, after taking part in an industrial protest.​
     
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    I thought it was the "Happiest Place on Earth".

    I guess on the outside that's true, but not so much on the inside. ;)
     
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    I'm going to venture to guess that when this dude joined the force he never imagined his photo of him arresting a mouse would end up in the news! However, the alternative is tasing (?) or beating so this is not a bad tradeoff.
     

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    This isn't my first "Disney character busted" thread. I found an old thread about Tigger being arrested.
     
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    You have no idea. :p
    I worked there through college, and no, it isn't a 'happy place' internally. It's a business, plain and simple.
     
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    HEY!!!

    At least rats don't sell themselves out to commercial enterprise.

    :mad:
     
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    Wow

    Well now that's news. Now some kids are probably thinking "Hey that's cool. If Mickey can do it, so can we!"

    Grrrr
     
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    He became a greedy rat once he discovered all the money he was making. :D :p
     
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    They should have worn Seven Dwarf costumes, walked with their ankles chained together, and sang "Whistle While You Don't Work".
     
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    Followed by some management type cracking a whip. :p
     
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    Hahaha, you made my day right there
     
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    I can say that as a cop I would pay money for a picture of me arresting mickey mouse, and so would my colleagues. It would be awesome!!!
     
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    Do what? Protest? I sure hope kids see that and know that they have the right to do so.
     
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    Mickey Mouse: "Don't tase me, bro!" :p
     
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    (from Doctor Q's third link)
    Disney World is in Florida. Disneyland is in California :rolleyes:
     
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    They were blocking traffic, and I am sure that there is a law for that, just like there is a law for everything.
     
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    That's not what got 'em.

    From the news article posted by iJohnHenry above:
     
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    The Walt Disney Company has been feuding with unions for many years and it's apparent that they will continue to live up to their reputation as being "Union Busters!" Having worked a "Goofy Job" or a "Mickey Mouse Job" with offices at the Walt Disney Studios, Imagineering and Disneyland, I can say without reservation, that the Disney Management Team looks out for the higher echelon of the company, while ensuring that any group of disgruntled employees cannot dilute or divert from the Disney Family's only True Mission, which is to make money with the lowest wages, "0" benefits or benefits that employees contribution increases annually until they are unaffordable, hiring temporary workers, eliminate 40-hour a week employees, and not hiring or promoting lower echelon employees from within the company. Again, IMHO :(
     
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    Being a former employee at the Orlando facilities, your post is extremely similar to my recollection as well. :(
     

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