UPDATE, MAY 25, 1:03 P.M.:In case you were wondering if Disney brass heard about Bernie Sanders calling them out, ask yourself this: Does a country bear shit in the woods? "Mr. Sanders clearly doesn't have his facts right," says Disney spokeswoman Suzi Brown (via City News Service). "The Disneyland Resort generates more than $5.7 billion annually for the local economy, and as the area's largest employer has added more than 11,000 jobs over the last decade, a 65 percent increase. These numbers don't take into account our $1 billion expansion to add a Star Wars-themed land, which will create thousands of additional jobs across multiple sectors." (Um, but don't see anything there about the hourly wage.)
ORIGINAL POST, MAY 25, 5:38 A.M.: "Anybody here work for Disney? Anybody here making a living wage who works for Disney? Let us be clear, the $7.25 federal minimum wage is not a living wage, it is a starvation wage. I believe we should raise that starvation wage in every state in this country to $15 an hour. Life would be a little bit different for some of the employees here working for Disney if the minimum wage here was $15."
-Bernie Sanders, Democratic presidential candidate, blaspheming the Walt Disney Co. Tuesday morning at the Anaheim Convention Center, which is across the street from Disneyland.
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All Tragic Kingdom workers will receive at least $15 an hour by 2022, under legislation approved in California earlier this year. It's at $10 an hour now.