By Jennifer Muir Beuthin and Joseph Geevarghese | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: June 13, 2018 at 11:24 am | UPDATED: June 13, 2018 at 11:24 am This summer, millions of parents and their kids will stroll down Disneyland’s Main Street, USA to experience a “magical place” where brochures promise “dreams really do come true.” But for many Disneyland workers who labor to create such wonderful vacations, their own dreams remain far out of reach. A recent survey found that a majority of Disneyland workers — like the people who help Cinderella put on her gown, style her hair, and do her makeup — earn so little that they live in poverty. Currently, more than 85 percent of Disneyland’s 30,000 workers make less than $15 an hour. As a result, three-quarters of Disneyland employees can’t afford necessities such as rent, food and gas. Nearly 10 percent of Disneyland workers have experienced homelessness. For them, the “Happiest Place on Earth” isn’t so happy after all. Recently, we had the opportunity hear from some of those workers during a recent town hall meeting in Anaheim, where U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders joined the discussion. The stories were heartbreaking. Worker after worker spoke about what life… Read full this story
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