The 75th Anniversary of the 1941 Disney Strike
Amid Amidi marks the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the first Disney labor strike, which started on May 29th, 1941:
…tensions had been building at the studio since the runaway success of the studio’s first film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937, and employees of the studio had a litany of grievances from low wages and salary cuts to arbitrary layoffs, arcane bonus distribution systems, and oppressively long hours (including mandatory work on Saturdays).
Check out the full piece here. Amidi offers a quick overview of what lead up to the strike, a gallery of images, and a connection to the working and wage condition of animation artists today.