Wed, 18 April 2018
Who’s that playing the cruel slave owner Simon Legree…could that be Mickey Mouse? Negotiations over wages and benefits for Disney cast-members only got nastier when Disney made a promised $1000 a worker tax-reform bonus contingent on workers signing a contract they had overwhelmingly rejected. Reporter Michael Sainato has been covering the story, and he reminds us, Disney is the company forced to pay back money it had withheld from workers for their uniforms. Under that pllicy Disney was paying workers well under the Federal minimum wage, even as their profits soared.