ANAHEIM (CBSLA) — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders visited Southern California Saturday, demanding Disneyland raise its wages.
The former presidential candidate attended a rally with thousands of workers in Anaheim before he made an appearance at the Consumer Watchdog Rage for Justice Awards and Dinner in Beverly Hills, Calif.READ MORE: Southern California Real Estate Market Cools Off In Fall
The rally followed a widely publicized Occidental College study that revealed that a majority of Disneyland workers struggle to pay for the basics like food, housing and health care.READ MORE: 'If You Don't Get Vaccinated, Don't Visit': Mayor Of West Hollywood Calls For Proof Of Vaccination For Business Entry
“You talk about being a family oriented company, but we’ve got families struggling,” said Sanders.
Suzi Brown, the Disneyland Communications VP, released a statement saying in part:MORE NEWS: One Killed, Four Injured In El Monte Shooting
“We currently are negotiating one of the largest union contracts at Disneyland Resort, with an offer that increases starting wages 36 percent over three years, paying $15 an hour by 2020 – two years ahead of California’s minimum wage.”