Author: Mercedes

Disneyland’s workers are undervalued, disrespected and underpaid

Disneyland’s workers are undervalued, disrespected and underpaid By PETER DREIER AND DANIEL FLAMING – Los Angeles Times FEB 28, 2018 | 12:50 PM Mickey Mouse appears during the lighting of “It’s a Small World” ride, decorated for the holiday season on Nov. 12, 2015 at Disneyland in Anaheim. (Los Angeles Times) Disneyland is famously promoted as the “happiest place on earth.” But for many of the theme park’s 30,000 employees, it isn’t the happiest place to work. That’s what we discovered after spending a year talking with Disneyland workers and conducting a survey of about 5,000 “cast members,” as...

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Other Trump Agencies Attack Workers (part 3)

A PAI Special Report: By Mark Gruenberg PAI Staff Writer Part 3 in a 3-part series OTHER TRUMP AGENCIES ATTACK WORKERS DOL isn’t the only Trump Cabinet agency trampling workers. While Trump officially pulled the plug on the jobs-losing Trans-Pacific Partnership “free trade” pact – after Obama shelved it due to labor and congressional Democratic opposition – his trade rep went ahead with talks on a “new NAFTA.” Trump would write worker rights into the new NAFTA text, but he’s vague on how strong they would be, or how they would be enforced. And while Trump brays about Mexican...

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