Bernie Sanders requires job-killing stands at Disney workers' rally, critics say
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., rallied California&rsquos Disneyland Resort workers in Anaheim on Saturday in support of a state wage-increase measure that some say would price the state &ldquothousands&rdquo of jobs.
In the identical speech, Sanders also praised Disney CEO Bob Iger for canceling ABC’s &ldquoRoseanne&rdquo after its star’s current Twitter meltdown — even even though the sitcom’s shutdown reportedly threw hundreds of crew members out of operate.
So it might be no surprise that some observers have been left skeptical of Sanders’ credentials as an advocate for functioning Americans.
&ldquoWhile touting himself as a friend of the operating man, Bernie has come all this way to support a measure that will outcome in thousands of lost jobs for the individuals of Anaheim,&rdquo Todd Ament, CEO of the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, mentioned in a written statement.
Ament has previously criticized minimum-wage hikes in Seattle and Los Angeles, saying they led to workers either losing their jobs or seeing their hours cut, the Orange County Register reported.
"While touting himself as a pal of the operating man, Bernie has come all this way to help a measure that will outcome in thousands of lost jobs."
The California proposal Sanders championed Saturday would raise the minimum wage for impacted workers to at least $15 an hour beginning in 2019, with $1 increases annually until reaching $18 an hour by Jan. 1, 2022, the Register reported.
&ldquoIf a corporation like Disney has sufficient to spend its CEO more than $400 million in a 4-year period, it damn well has adequate to spend its workers at least 15 bucks an hour,&rdquo Sanders mentioned.
These workers, even so, apparently will not consist of as several as 300 Californians that TMZ reported most likely lost their jobs in the "Roseanne" shutdown. Nonetheless, the socialist democrat praised Iger for ending the comedy series. The ABC network operates beneath the Disney umbrella.
&ldquoRecently, Disney CEO Bob Iger did the correct factor and canceled Roseanne after her racist tweet,&rdquo Sanders wrote, referring to comedian Roseanne Barr’s post aimed at a former adviser to former President Barack Obama. He also referred to as on Iger to &ldquolead corporate America away&rdquo from the greed &ldquodestroying&rdquo the nation.
Whilst Sanders alternately criticized and praised Iger, Disney’s corporate office seemed to take a much more decisive position regarding Sanders.
&ldquoWhile Mr. Sanders continues to criticize Disney to keep himself in the headlines, we continue to support our cast members by means of investments in wages and education," Disneyland spokeswoman Suzi Brown mentioned.
&ldquoWhile Mr. Sanders continues to criticize Disney to preserve himself in the headlines, we continue to assistance our cast members by means of investments in wages and education."
The Disneyland Resort announced last week that it previously supplied a 36 percent pay boost to about 9,500 resort workers over 3 years, the Los Angeles Times reported. The offer would supply a minimum salary of $15 an hour by 2020, one particular year later than the proposed measure.
&ldquoWe are proud of our commitment to our cast," Brown stated, "and the reality that far more people pick to work at Disneyland Resort than anywhere else in Orange County."
Published at Sun, 03 Jun 2018 09:15:00 +0000