“With some workers across the U.S. threatening a walkout Tuesday, The Walt Disney Co. finds itself in a balancing act between the expectations of a diverse workforce and demands from an increasingly polarized, politicized marketplace. One of the organizers of the walkout, a New York-based employee, said they were expecting participation by workers with the “privilege” to be able to protest to stand up for those who can’t, the employee said. Workers participating in the walkout plan to meet up with each other at locations in Orlando, New York City, Anaheim and Burbank, California, where the company is headquartered. Union leaders said contracts prohibits work stoppages or disruptions. “I don’t want to downplay anyone’s efforts, if someone feels what they are doing is the right way to make an impact,” said Eric Clinton, president of Unite Here! Local 362, which represents Disney World theme park workers.”
National Geographic agrees.
And Disney who who dropped the ball and turned their back on the LGBT community and knowing of the walkout had the nerve to post this this morning.
Disney Parks issued a statement this morning in support of LGBTQIA+ communities:— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) March 22, 2022
“We oppose any legislation that infringes on basic human rights, and stand in solidarity and support our LGBTQIA+ cast, crew, guests and fans who make their voices heard today and every day. pic.twitter.com/XrW1C7oagr