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Disney workers demand immediate raise to keep up with rising rents and inflation

Central Florida, home to the so-called “Most Magical Place on Earth,” is one of the areas hardest hit by the nation’s unaffordable housing crisis, exacerbated by the economic fallout of COVID-19 and zero enforceable limits on the ability of landlords to price-gouge renter households in pursuit of greater profits.  Workers of Orlando’s Disney World, who make what they describe as an unlivable wage for the area’s skyrocketing cost of living, say they’ve had enough.  Amid ongoing negotiations for a new contract, they’re calling for an immediate $3 hourly pay raise from Disney, which generated a revenue of nearly $83 billion this year — $28.7 billion in the company’s theme park division alone — in what Disney CEO Bob Chapek described as a “strong year” for the company.

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