Quartz: Disneyland's Mickey and Minnie Are Trying to Form a Union

Disneyland’s Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and Pluto argue that they’re underpaid and deal with a harrowing work environment. Now, they’re trying to unionize.

Hundreds of employees at The Walt Disney Co.’s amusement park in Anaheim, California, have backed the launch of a new unit of the Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), a union under the AFL-CIO that represents stage managers and theater workers. The organizing group — which goes by “Magic United” — includes parade performers and dancers, entertainment hosts, and character performers that emulate everyone from Peter Pan to Darth Vader.