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Disneyland's Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy want to join a union

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Disneyland employees who perform as various characters at the theme park are seeking union representation. About 60% of the 1,700 employees in the characters and parades departments have signed cards for a union representation election. Performers at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, are already in a union and were paid more than their Disneyland counterparts until recently. The cost of living is significantly higher in Orange County, California, where Disneyland is located. There are over 21,000 Disneyland employees represented by various unions, but performers are not included. The union aims to secure better wages for the performers. Disney’s domestic parks and experiences unit is the most profitable part of the company.