LA Times: Disneyland Character Performers Move to Unionize: ‘We are the Magic’

Disneyland’s costumed characters and parade performers have announced their intent to unionize.

Calling themselves “Magic United,” cast members in the Anaheim resort’s Characters and Parades departments said Tuesday that they plan to unionize with Actors’ Equity Assn., which represents 51,000 professional actors and stage members on Broadway and in live theater around the country.

Labor organizers have begun circulating union authorization cards to 1,700 Disneyland workers and said they will seek voluntary recognition from the company when a majority have signed.