Union Label

BRIEF EXCHANGE Ever wonder what's underneath those Mickey and Goofy costumes at Disney World? Communal underwear, it seems. Magic Kingdom "cast members" just negotiated the right to wear their own skivvies, which they can take home and launder themselves. Under the old system, workers turned in uniforms each night, underwear and all, and got another outfit the following day. Some complained the undies were less than alpine fresh and gave them lice. Even at Disney, the world can get a little too small.


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