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The Happiest Place on Earth has made one Disney heiress very unhappy
Abigail Disney, granddaughter of The Walt Disney Company's co-founder, Roy Disney, told Yahoo News she recently went undercover to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, Calif., After an employee sent her on Facebook message. Roy Disney was Walt Disney's older brother
Disney said every employee with her visit said low wages make daily life difficult.
"Every single one of these people I talked to," I don't know how I can maintain this face of joy and warmth when I have to go home and forage for food in other people's garbage, "" the 59-year-old said on Monday's episode of the Yahoo News podcast "Through Her Eyes."  Although Disney is not involved in the company itself, she said working conditions there do not reflect here grandfather's values.
"I was so livid when I came out of there, you know, my grandfather taught me to revere these people that takes your tickets, that pour your soda, ”she continued.
Along with 20 other members of America's top 1 percent of earners, she signed a letter in June asking 2020 to raise their taxes.
Disney's current CEO Robert Iger, who makes about $ 66 million a year, should respect Every one of his workers, no matter their position.
"Bob needs to understand he's an employee, just the same as the people scrubbing gum off the sidewalk are employees," Disney said. same heiress and human rights that he is. "
The heiress told Yahoo News she wrote" a very long email "to Iger count him to think more about how his legacy will affect the world.
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"[O] ne of the things I said to him was," You know, you're a great CEO by any measure , perhaps even the greatest CEO in the country right now, "" she said Legacy is a great manager. And if you were, I would like something better than that.
According to Abigail Disney, Iger never responded.
A spokesperson for The Walt Disney Company provided USA TODAY a statement outlining company programs that support employees. The company cited Disney Aspire, an education initiative, as an example. It covers 100 percent of all tuition costs, books and fees for workers, according to the spokesperson.
The company, which also offers flexible schedules and subsidized childcare, has committed $ 150 million to Disney Aspire for its first five years, with additional investments expected, the spokesperson said.
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“Disney is at the forefront of providing workforce education, which is widely recognized as the best way to create economic opportunity for employees and empower upward mobility, ”The statement said. they deserve smart policies and practical programs, like Disney Aspire, which empowers them to achieve their goals and ensure they are part of the most competitive workforce in the world. ”
Abigail Disney said the issues at the theme park reveal a systemic problem .
has much power as some CEOs in this country. ”
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