Abigail Disney does not ask for a fairy tale for the thousands of people working in the company her grandfather co-founded. But the Disney heiress says that workers who clean bathrooms in the company's theme parks should not have trouble if the guy at the top – in their view – has an "insane" amount or compensation of US $ 65.6 million. Dollars last earned year.
Roy Disney's granddaughter interviewed Disney head Bob Iger at a major event last Thursday and then thought about it over the weekend in a series of tweets. Abigail Disney said she likes Iger, was not involved in Walt Disney's operations, and did not speak for other family members.
Iger's compensation is 1,424 times that of Walt Disney Co.'s average employee, according to Equilar, a provider of compensation data for executives. A study conducted by Occidental College and Economic Roundtable researchers over the past year found that 1 in 10 Disneyland workers were homeless recently, and two-thirds
Walt Disney's senior executives were able to give up half of their compensation and have no impact on their living standards, with the money spent exceeding the company's $ 200,000 staff, Abigail Disney argued in social media.
"Anyone who contributes to the success of a profitable business and works full-time should not starve, ration insulin, or sleep in the car." Has tweeted activist and Emmy winner documentary filmmakers.
This is not the first time the Disney heiress has been campaigning for low-paid workers. As a member of Patriotic Millionaires, an activist group that advocates higher taxes for the rich, she voiced her opinion in 2017 in a video against GOP tax legislation. She recently told New York magazine that she has given away some $ 70 million over the last 30 years and that she is "aware of what wealth has done to people."
-based, "a spokesperson said in an email that the CEO had" delivered exceptional value to shareholders. "The company now pays an initial hourly wage of    at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and is investing in Educational program to help its workers, the spokesman sent by e-mail.
Amusement park workers had teamed up for a higher "living wage" of $ 20 an hour last year.