Disneyland Raising Hourly Wages to $15 After Labor Fight

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They demanded the company provide a "living wage" for the resort's 30,000 workers.

Reprinted from The Hill by Avery Anapol on July 27, 2018.

Disneyland workers have reached an agreement with the company that will raise their hourly rate to $15, following a contentious battle over wages and benefits.

Unions representing nearly 10,000 workers at Disney’s theme park in Anaheim accepted a three-year contract to raise the wages incrementally.

Employees earning minimum wage at the resort will see their wages increase immediately from $11 to $13.25, and rise to $15 beginning in 2019, according to a release from Disney. …

The news comes after a weeks-long battle between workers and Walt Disney Company over wages. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) pushed for the changes and spoke at a rally in Anaheim last month to address the push for a higher wage. …

The Hill 7/27

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