Abigail E. Disney is scheduled to testify in the state Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 15, in support of SB 37, Sen. Nancy Skinner’s income inequality legislation, also known as “Corporate Fair Share for California and Californians.” An independent filmmaker, philanthropist, and member of the Patriotic Millionaires, Abigail Disney is the granddaughter of Roy Disney, co-founder of the Walt Disney Company. Abigail Disney has recently emerged as an outspoken proponent for addressing income inequality, particularly the ever-widening gap between what large companies pay their CEOs and their employees.
Art Pulaski, executive secretary-treasurer and chief officer of the California Labor Federation, is also scheduled to testify in support of SB 37 at Wednesday’s Senate Governance and Finance Committee hearing. Under SB 37, large corporations that do business in California would face progressive tax increases tied to the difference between the CEO’s pay and an average worker’s pay. The bigger the gap, the higher the tax.