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No wage increase for Walt Disney World Cast Members, but they can grab a 50% discount on merchandise

Updated: Mar 16, 2023

Despite Disney unwilling to offer Cast Members a living wage increase in ongoing contract negotiations with unions, Cast Members have been gifted a limited time 50% discount on Disney merchandise.


The discount is available online at shopDisney through February 26, 2023, and at Disney Parks through March 7.



Walt Disney World Cast Members current contracts ended last October, and negotiations have been ongoing, with Disney returning to the negotiating table with unions yesterday, Wednesday, February 15, 2023 in the latest round of contract negotiations.


Negotiations resumed following an overwhelming 96% rejection of Walt Disney World’s offer to gradually raise wages to $20 over the next few years by the Service Trades Council Union, who represent more than 45,000 Walt Disney World Cast Members, yet despite this, unbelievably Disney came back to the table with a WORSE offer than the one that Cast Members had rejected!


Plus, this is happening at time when earlier this week, Universal Orlando announced it's raising its Team Members starting pay to $17 per hour, plus additional raises coming to current Team Members.


In contrast, Disney’s current base rate of pay for Cast Members is $15 per hour.






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