Not-So-Happiest Place on Earth
Senator Bernie Sanders recently traveled to Anaheim, California to stand with Disney workers to demand a living wage. A recent survey found that more than three-quarters of Disneyland workers can’t afford basic necessities. More than 1 in 10 reported experiencing homelessness in the last two years. Meanwhile, Disney made a record $9.4 billion in profits last year.
Senator Sanders wrote for The Guardian to describe his experience in Anaheim, saying, “We must create a moral economy which demands that if you work 40 hours a week, you do not live in poverty.” You can read the rest here.
But the community, with the help of a coalition of unions, has rallied around these workers. More than 22,000 signatures have been collected to put an $18 minimum wage in Anaheim on the ballot in November. Solidarity!