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  • Writer's pictureGabriel San Roman

Disney Cosmetologists Win $17-Per-Hour Minimum Wage [Alt-Disney]

Updated: Aug 12, 2020

For licensed cosmetologists at the Disneyland Resort, hair and makeup is how they work their magic. But up until this month, making sure no Disney princess had a bad hair day really didn’t pay. That’s why cosmetologist Rebekah Pedersen became one of the most outspoken workers during last year’s living-wage campaign, sharing with reporters the travails of living life out of her car.

These days, media outlets seem to stop caring about cast members altogether. But here at Alt-Disney, every raise is worth praise!

And that’s what the Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild, IATSE Local 706 recently won for about 100 backstage workers at the Disneyland Resort—including Deserea Parrish. Read more on my latest OC Weekly Alt-Disney column out on newsstands now:

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