In quite the opposite of a sportsman’s shill after a win, the well-known declaration, “I’m going to Disneyland!” could be changed to  “I’m working at Disneyland! And I’m Union!” In Anaheim, CA, Disneyland employees in the Characters and Parades departments have announced they are unionizing with Actors’ Equity. They have chosen the name “Magic United,” and they are currently circulating union authorization cards to 1,700 Cast Members. Actors’ Equity President Kate Shindle said given the latest quarterly Disney revenue of $9.13 billion, “it’s reasonable for [the Cast Members] to expect ‘the happiest place on earth’ to pay them fairly and prioritize their health and safety.’”

Read the full story by Actors’ Equity News, published February 13, 2024, here:


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