Life Politics

New Study Reports Disneyland Pays Employees Peanuts

A survey conducted by the nonprofit Economic Roundtable and employee labor unions  found that 85% of 5,000 surveyed Disneyland employees are not paid a living wage.

Here are some other statistics from the survey:

  • More than 85% of union workers at Disneyland earn less than $15 an hour.
  • 1 in 10 report being homeless at some point in the last two years.
  • Their job at Disneyland is the primary source of income for 91% of workers, but full-time employment is provided to only 54% of workers.
  • 64% of employees report that “the scheduling of my work at the Disneyland Resort makes it difficult to find a second job.”
  • In 2017, the LA Times reported The Walt Disney Co. secured subsidies, incentives, rebates and protections from future taxes from the city of Anaheim that would be worth more than $1 billion.  You can read all about Disneyland’s collusion with the City of Anaheim here.
  • From 2007-2016, Disneyland’s attendance grew 21%, ticket prices grew 59%, and revenue grew 98%.
  • If the Fox deal goes through, Disney CEO Bob Iger will make $162.5 million in 2018. That equals the total yearly pay of twice the amount of people who took this survey.
  • Disneyland charges up to $117 a day for park admission, more than the average surveyed employee makes in a day after taxes.

According to Disneyland, the park employed 65,000 employees in 2005.  They do not endorse the survey.  Should you believe this survey?

I considered employment at Disney in 2014.  They offered $11 an hour and an erratic 20-35 hour/week schedule with no benefits.  I passed.

Disney is one of the most beloved family brands in the world.  They make upwards of $8 billion a year.  Disney sells magical, wholesome family entertainment.  They should set the bar for employee satisfaction.

I read this in the Los Angeles Times. They published the study in Op- Ed.





1 comment on “New Study Reports Disneyland Pays Employees Peanuts

  1. Pingback: Why I’m Not Seeing The Avengers: Infinity War (but this post has spoilers anyway) | CRITIC OF EVERYTHING

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