Unions Propose Ballot Measure Requiring Disneyland to Pay Workers Living Wage
10% of Disneyland Employees Have Been Homeless in the Past 2 Years, Union-Funded Wage Report Finds Standing in front of the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, the demonstrators held up signs reading “#stopdisneypoverty” among other slogans. Three of those unions are currently negotiating contracts. Disneyland workers: 11% homeless, 68% food insecure. A group of workers from the Disneyland Resort waved signs, chanted and demonstrated outside of Walt Disney Co.’s shareholders meeting in Houston on Thursday, demanding the company provide a “living wage.”
The demonstration was the latest effort by a coalition of unions at the Anaheim theme parks that is pushing Disney executives to raise wages for the resort’s 30,000 workers during a profitable period for the Burbank media giant. Read the full story on LATimes.com. Disney can do better and #StopDisneyPoverty pic.twitter.com/igzCRFCKSI
— SEIU USWW (@seiuusww) March 8, 2018
As part of its initiative, the labor groups released an online survey last month that found that 73% of employees questioned don’t earn enough to pay for such expenses as rent, food and gas.