In an interview with Yahoo this week, Abigail told Disney that she had decided to check the working conditions in Disneyland after a coworker sent her a Facebook message. She said that every employee sent her a similar message: "I do not know how to keep that face of joy and warmth when I go home and look for food in people's trash."
After the visit She said she was "so ingenious" that the company does not respect enough of its workers.
The Disney heiress, who is also a filmmaker and activist, said Disney boss Bob Iger needs to fix the huge pay gap between his salary and salary that of an average worker in the company.
"Bob needs to understand that he is an employee, as are the people who wipe gum off the sidewalk, are employees, and are entitled to the same dignity and the same human rights that they have," said Abigail Disney.
She said she recently emailed Iger about her concerns but did not receive an answer.
"You are a great CEO in every way, maybe even the largest CEO in the country," she wrote to Iger. "You know, your legacy is that you're a great manager, and if I were you, I'd want something better, I want to be known as the guy who led to a better place, because that's what you are you have the power to do. "
Iger earned 66 million dollars last year. The average salary of a Disney employee is $ 46,1
27, according to the company.
In a statement to CNN Business, the company responded to Abigail Disney's criticism by pointing out that workers above the minimum wage of the federal government would be paid with an initial hourly wage of $ 15 in Disneyland, California. The company has pledged $ 150 million for its Disney Aspire program, which allows employees to earn college, high school or professional degrees, economic opportunity for employees, and empowerment, "the company said." American workers need significant changes. They earn prudent policies and practical programs like Disney Aspire to help them achieve their goals and make sure they're part of the most competitive workforce in the world. "About Iger's Salary In April she tweeted
:" After objective Standards is a payout ratio of more than a thousand crazy. "She also announced that she owned a few Disney  DIS
shares, about which, however, the company's business had no say
In May, Abigail Disney turned to Congress on Capitol Hill.
"We need to change our understanding and practice of capitalism." She told members of a House committee that companies should provide returns to shareholders, "without trampling on the dignity and rights of their employees."