Union survey says three-fourths of Disneyland workers can't afford basic living expenses

Posted Thursday, March 1, 2018 10:09 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Only weeks after Walt Disney Co. reported better-than-expected profit, a survey at the company's Anaheim theme parks found that 73% of employees questioned don't earn enough to pay for such expenses as rent, food and gas. The online survey, funded by labor groups pushing for higher wages for workers at Disneyland and California Adventure Park, also said that 11% of resort employees have been homeless or have not had a place of their own in the last two years. Disney disputes the results of the survey.

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Saturday, March 17, 2018 8:23 AM
Jeff's avatar

Responsibility starts with the individual. That's the reality. There are certainly layers of cultural and societal responsibility, for sure, but you don't rely on the backup first.

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Saturday, March 17, 2018 10:46 AM

This is a very common situation in Southern California. There are service sector jobs that pay what would be a comfortable wage in almost anywhere else in the country, but here it's below the poverty level. At the same time management is screaming at them that they get paid too much now, and they are not going to get a raise anytime soon. This is the exact same situation that I'm going through at the university right now.

Saturday, March 17, 2018 9:00 PM
Tekwardo's avatar

As someone who actually spent several years as a food stamp and Medicaid caseworker and sees the importance and value of those and other social programs, sayin that the company is the reason people are in them is ridiculous. It only false logic, but not based on any facts. Im far more Liberal than Gonch but if you can’t position yourself to better yourself, you get what you’re given. And have no room to complain.

This thread is filled with self assurances that it’s okay to be a perpetual victim (subtext: of yourself).

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