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Date: 2022-07-03 Page is: DBtxt001.php txt00015205

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Disney is raking in massive profits. But what about its employees?

Burgess COMMENTARY

Peter Burgess

Disney is raking in massive profits. But what about its employees?

Craig Johnson info@americansfortaxfairness.org via sg.actionnetwork.org 12:35 PM (7 hours ago) to me

Peter,

Disneyland is supposed to be the “happiest place on earth.” And yet new reports show that its employees struggle to make ends meet because they are paid Mickey Mouse wages.

Americans for Tax Fairness is standing with Senator Bernie Sanders and our partners in demanding Disney pay its employees a fair wage. Check out this Tweet from Bernie and then sign the petition today:

Together, we’re standing in solidarity with Disney workers and working people across the country who are not reaping the benefits of the Trump-GOP tax scam.

Thank you,

Craig Johnson

Digital Director Americans for Tax Fairness

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Frank Clemente
Date: Wed, Jun 6, 2018

Subject: Disney is raking in massive profits. But what about its employees?

Tell Disney CEO Robert Iger:

'While Disney rakes in massive profits and gets a huge Trump tax cut, thousands of your employees go hungry. We demand that you end the culture of greed at Disney and guarantee your workers a living wage, not Mickey Mouse wages.'

Add Your Voice Peter,

Every year, Walt Disney Co. rakes in about $10 billion in profits―a lot of it from their Disney theme parks.[1] And now, thanks to the Trump-GOP tax scam, Disney will receive another $1.5 BILLION in tax cuts this year alone.

But, while Disney earns massive profits, enough to pay its CEO Robert Iger $36 million last year, it doesn’t pass these profits on to its employees. In fact, a recent report shows that two-thirds of Disneyland employees don’t have enough food to eat and 1 in 10 have recently been homeless.[2] This is outrageous.

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders recently visited Anaheim, CA to meet with Disneyland employees and said:

“The struggle that you are waging here in Anaheim is not just for you. It is a struggle for millions of workers all across this country who are sick and tired of working longer hours for lower wages.”

Stand with Bernie Sanders and our partners in demanding that Disney CEO Robert Iger end the culture of greed and guarantee Disney workers a living wage. Sign the petition today!

Research by Americans for Tax Fairness shows that of the $1.5 billion tax cut Disney will receive from the Trump-GOP tax scam, just one-tenth is being shared with workers in the form of one-time bonuses. And a bonus is not a wage hike; it’s a one-time payment that has no permanent effect on raising Disney’s Mickey Mouse wages.

Disney's profits do not grow magically―they result from the hard work of the employees who ensure that visitors have a joyful experience. And these profits should be shared with the people who make them happen.

Sign the petition to Disney CEO Robert Iger and demand Disney workers receive a living wage.

Together, we’re demanding an economy and a tax system that works for all of us, not just the wealthy few.

Thank you,

Frank Clemente Executive Director Americans for Tax Fairness

[1] Statista -- Net income of the Walt Disney Company in the fiscal years 2006 to 2017

[2] 'Disneyland Resort workers struggle to pay for food, housing and medical care, union survey finds' -- The Orange County Register, February 27, 2018
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Campaign Action

Tell Disney CEO: Pay your workers a living wage

Every year, Walt Disney Co. profits tens of billions of dollars, including earnings directly from their Disney theme parks. The corporation even receives subsidies from the city of Anaheim at Disneyland in California. But their workers still aren't being paid a living wage.

Disneyland employees report that they struggle to make ends meet and pay for basic necessities as a result of pay cuts and low wages; two-thirds don’t have enough food to eat and 1 in 10 have recently been homeless. Meanwhile, Disney's CEO, Robert Iger, reportedly made over $36 million in 2017 alone, and over the next four years will make the same as 6,178 of his employees. Where is the justice?

Plus, thanks to the Trump-GOP tax cuts, Disney is raking in another $1.5 billion in profits this year but is sharing just one-tenth of that amount with its workers in one-time bonuses.

A coalition of workers and unions in Southern California have come together to propose a ballot measure that will raise wages for workers of hospitality businesses like Disney to $18 an hour by 2022. But profit-hungry local entities like the California Restaurant Association and the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce don't want this to pass. They're more concerned with generating revenue and future profits than they are with their workers' quality of life and eradicating income inequality.

Workers at the 'happiest place on earth' deserve to earn livable wages that reflect how hard they work. And Disney's profits and anticipated $1.5 Billion in tax cuts annually are more than sufficient to provide much-needed wage hike to its employees. Sign now to demand that Disney CEO Robert Iger end the culture of greed and guarantee Disney workers a living wage.

Participating Organizations:
... Americans for Tax Fairness
... CREDO
... Coalition of Resort Labor Unions
... Courage Campaign
... Daily Kos
... Democracy for America
... Good Jobs Nation
... Jobs with Justice
... Million Hoodies Movement for Justice
... National Employment Law Project
... OUR WALMART
... People Demanding Action
... Progressive Change Campaign Committee
... Progressive Congress Action Fund

PETITIONING Disney CEO, Robert Iger

SPONSORED BY Daily Kos

ADDITIONAL SPONSORS
... Americans for Tax Fairness Washington, DC
... CREDO Action
... Courage Campaign
... Democracy for America
... Good Jobs Nation
... People Demanding Action Ruther Glen, VA
... Progressive Change Campaign Committee
... Progressive Congress Action Fund

Our Message to Disney CEO, Robert Iger:

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.



The text being discussed is available at
https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/tell-disney-ceo-pay-your-workers-a-living-wage
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