Some Lyft drivers at Disney World put brakes on union
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Some drivers who transport Walt Disney World visitors around the resort after being summoned by a Lyft app want to put the brakes on joining a union.
A half-dozen of the drivers last month filed statements with the National Labor Relations Board saying they never sought union representation and are happy with their working conditions.
The Teamsters had asked that the five dozen drivers be included in their bargaining units, and in May, a regional director of the labor board ruled in their favor. Disney appealed.
The Lyft drivers are Disney World employees who earn extra money by driving guests in red-and-white, polka-dot colored vehicles called "Minnie Vans."
Those "Minnie Van" drivers opposed to joining the union are now asking to join the labor dispute between the Teamsters and Disney.
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