ABC camera crews and technicians walked off their jobs Monday to protest a proposed change in health benefits to a Disney plan they regard as inferior.
The strike by the 2,200 workers in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., was spurred, according to the union, by ABC's refusal to provide details about a health plan called Disney's "Signature Plan." ABC said it gave the union all the data available. The one-day "surprise" strike, the union's second in the past year, became a lockout. Workers say ABC has had "scab" workers shadowing crews for a year in preparation for this action.