Progressive presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is targeting success and the rich once again.
This Monday, Sanders added to his amazing arsenal of ‘ideas’ the notion that Disney ought to pay their workers more with the profits earned from their latest record-smashing blockbuster, “Avengers: Endgame.”
In response to the reports that the Marvel mega-hit was breaking record after record at box offices around the world, Sanders suggested Disney should redistribute the wealth, paying what he calls a “middle class wage” to their employees. Sanders says this would be a “truly heroic” act from the entertainment company.
According to Fox News:
Bernie Sanders has an idea on how Disney could ensure all its employees earn a “middle class wage” with the snap of its fingers.
Sen. Sanders, I-Vt., suggested Monday it would be “truly heroic” if Disney used the profits made from the blockbuster “Avengers: Endgame” to pay its workers more, in response to a report the Marvel hit set multiple records at the box office a day after it opened Friday.
“Endgame” shattered the record for biggest opening weekend with an estimated $350 million in ticket sales domestically and $1.2 billion globally, reaching a new pinnacle in the blockbuster era that the comic-book studio has come to dominate.
“What would be truly heroic is if Disney used its profits from ‘Avengers’ to pay all of its workers a middle class wage, instead of paying its CEO Bob Iger $65.6 million – over 1,400 times as much as the average worker at Disney makes,” Sanders tweeted.
Here is the tweet from Bernie:
What would be truly heroic is if Disney used its profits from Avengers to pay all of its workers a middle class wage, instead of paying its CEO Bob Iger $65.6 million – over 1,400 times as much as the average worker at Disney makes. https://t.co/NrcFSk4LZc
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) April 29, 2019
This is not the first time Senator Sanders has demanded Disney increase pay for its workers. Just last August, Sanders supported and congratulated the Walt Disney World union workers for successfully entering $15 minimum wage talks with Disney.
Here is the congratulatory tweet from last August:
Congratulations to the courageous workers and their unions at Disney World for their historic victory. I applaud everyone who stood up to demand that workers at one of the wealthiest corporations in the world should have a decent standard of living. https://t.co/pdEzhBUPQU
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) August 27, 2018
Let’s see if it works this time around.