NBC News: Disneyland Characters and Parades Cast Members Launch Unionization Effort

Cast members at Disneyland in California have sought to organize with the United States' primary stage actors union.

Some 1,700 characters and parades workers are receiving unionization cards from the group, Actors' Equity Association, according to an association statement.

"As the Entertainment Cast Members at the Disneyland Resort, it is time for us to come together as a union, to use our collective power to ensure that the park is a safer, more sustainable place to build careers and share magic with Guests from all over the world," the leaders of the park's unionization effort, which they are calling Magic United, said in a statement released by the association.