Disneyland Pay Brings Complaint-From a Disney

Abigail Disney said every worker she spoke with at a recent undercover visit to Disneyland was upset with the working conditions and low pay

Abigail Disney said every worker she spoke with at a recent undercover visit to Disneyland was upset with the working conditions and low pay

Abigail Disney, 59, made the trip after receiving a Facebook message from a Disney worker complaining about conditions. She said she then went undercover and couldn't believe what she saw.

Ms Disney told a recent episode of the podcast "Through her Eyes" that said every person she spoke during the visit said that low wages were making life hard.

After the visit, she said she was "so livid" that the company didn't respect its workers enough.

"I was so livid when I came out of there", Disney added, "because, you know, my grandfather taught me to revere these people that take your tickets, that pour your soda".

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A spokesperson for The Walt Disney Company told USA Today it offered flexible schedules and subsidised childcare to workers, and has committed AU$215 million to Disney Aspire, an education initiative that covers 100 per cent of tuition costs, books and fees for workers. "I would want to be known as the guy who led to a better place, because that is what you have the power to do'". In an April opinion piece for the Post, Disney argued that the inequality between worker and executive pay for company workers could easily be fixed. Full-time employees are also offered low-priced health care benefits and child care assistance, a spokesperson confirmed to Fox News.

"There are just over 200,000 employees at Disney", she wrote.

Disneyland employs an estimated 30,000 cast members and pays a starting hourly wage of $15, which is higher than the California minimum wage requirements of $12 an hour.

Her comments followed a speech she gave at a conference hosted by Fast Company magazine, during which she said that Disney employees have had a reduction in benefits and are struggling to make ends meet.

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