Disneyland hikes some wages to $15 an hour after outcry over worker poverty

Some struggling workers will see a pay increase but unions condemn thousands left out of the deal

Seeking to mute bad publicity about workers sleeping in their cars and relying on union food banks, Walt Disney Co has agreed to increase its minimum pay rate for some workers from $11 per hour to $15.

Members of four unions representing ticket takers, ride operators, cleaners, store employees and truck and bus drivers at the southern California Disneyland resort complex in Anaheim – often nicknamed “the happiest place on earth” – approved the deal and agreed to call off a hunger strike and protest that they had planned on Friday.

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Source: The Guardian: Homelessness

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