Fantasy is the Magic Kingdom’s product. Yet, life is all too real for the thousands of people who work at Disneyland and Disneyworld, the people who make billions for the huge wealthy corporation but are faced with bad pay, homelessness, debt and hunger.
So, a few days ago, I went to the mass rally for Disneyland workers where the featured political ally was, of course, Bernie Sanders, who gave a tutorial on the struggle of all workers. The rally also featured a panel of workers in conversation with Bernie, and I’ll bring that to you, as well. Finally, I talked to two Disney workers whose stories you will hear right after the rally segments.
Our Robber Baron of the week is, of course, Disney CEO Bob Iger who makes tens of millions of dollars while most of his workers can’t pay the bills.