Disneyland workers need a living wage
Disneyland claims to be the "happiest place on Earth" but the Walt Disney Company fails to offer the same promise to its employees.
Disneyland employees suffer through food insecurity, poverty, and even homelessness. These are hard workers who put all of this aside to provide visitors with great experiences. They deserve a living wage and not to have to depend on food banks and shelters.
The Walt Disney Company profits billions of dollars each year yet three quarters of Disneyland workers say they can't afford basic needs each month. As Disneyland employees suffer to make ends meet, Disney CEO Robert Iger made over $36 million last year alone. Join us in demanding that Walt Disney Company give its employees the compensation they deserve.
Below is the text of the petition we’ll send to Disney CEO Robert Iger on your behalf:
"Workers are the backbone of Disney's theme parks, and they deserve to be paid fairly so they can afford a good quality of life. Disney's profits do not magically appear -- they're gained by the employees who work hard to ensure that visitors have a joyful experience. And these profits should be shared with the people who make them happen.
And now Disney is getting a $1.5 billion a year windfall from the Trump-GOP tax cuts. This is your opportunity to lead by example and do the just and moral thing for the workers who make Disney a special place to visit. Workers should not be forced to sleep in their cars because Disney pays them so little. They deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. They deserve a living wage.”