That Union Thing

The Major League Baseball Players Association has filed a grievance with MLB over four teams, including the Miami Marlins who, according the union, are not spending enough money from revenue sharing.

Under their agreement, teams are required to spend revenue-sharing money to improve the on-field product, and the union claims that the Marlins are not spending enough of the money on player payroll.

A survey conducted by Occidental College and the Economic Roundtable shows poor living conditions for employees of Disneyland. Disneyland Resort is the largest employer in Orange County, employing about 30,000 people. The report shows that the average hourly wage at the Resort, when adjusted for inflation, has fallen 15 percent since 2000. The report also states that nearly 75 percent of employees do not make enough to cover basic monthly expenses, and that more than 10 percent have been homeless in the last two years.

Disney CEO Bob Iger is holding bonus payments for some Disney employees hostage. Iger promised $1000 bonuses to the 125,000 Disney employees after passage of the federal tax cut. Two thirds of employees have received their bonuses, but some 41,000 workers are being told that they must agree to Disney's contract proposal prior to receiving their bonuses. Disney stands to save $2 billion as a result of the tax cut, and the promised bonuses only cost the company $125 million.