by Kaylee Hultgren | December 09, 2009

Approximately 70 hotel workers walked off the job on Sunday at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, Calif. According to a spokesperson for Unite Here Local 11, the employees were protesting a hospitality issue at the hotel, following a recent remodeling. "There are newer amenities, such as heavier mattresses and longer sheets, that require more time to clean rooms. Managers have been asked to reassess the number of rooms to be cleaned in an evening, in order to avoid causing injuries and added stress, but so far they've brushed off the requests," the spokesperson said.  In a statement, Disney responded: "We immediately activated our contingency plan and called in salaried leaders to help maintain our high operational standards. We are well prepared in the event of a work stoppage and we will continue to provide our hotel guests with the outstanding service they expect. This is just the latest stunt over the past two years, which doesn't bring us any closer to a resolution." Meanwhile, at the Hyatt Andaz in West Hollywood, about 600 hotel workers rallied in protest of benefit cuts and wage freezes, according to the union. General manager Michel Morauw told M&C that management is bewildered by the protests, since negotiations have just begun. "There have been no discussions yet of economic proposals, so this is an unwarranted action as far as we're concerned," he said.