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Unionized Walt Disney World Cast Members Overwhelmingly Reject Disney’s $1 Pay Raise Offer

Walt Disney World and the Service Trades Council Union have been involved in tough contract negotiations over the past several month over a wage increase, and better benefits for over 45.000 Walt Disney World Cast Members which the Union represents.

For the past two days, unionised Cast Members have been voting on whether to accept an offer from Walt Disney World of an extra $1 per hour.

Voting ended in the last few hours, and 96% of workers voted NO to accepting Disney's offer.

The final vote results were 13,650 voted NO to the company's offer, while only 526 voted YES to accept the company's offer

With the results confirmed, Local 737 he union which represents the vast majority of Disney’s Cast Members has officially voted to reject Disney’s most recent offer to the union in favor of more beneficial terms to Cast Members represented.

Unionized Walt Disney World Cast Members Protesting

The outcome of the negotiations over the Cast Members contracts which mainly focused on wages, healthcare, and retirement ended last October, resulted in Disney offerering a pay rise of $1 as their “best offer” to Cast Members with plans to raise wages a further $1 per year annually until reaching $20.

The union is asking for $18 per hour now, and a plan to eventually raise this to $20 per hour.

Following the outcome of the negotiations, Cast Members were seen protesting outside of Walt Disney World in November.

The rejection of Walt Disney World's offer will hopefully bring both sides back to the negotiation table for more talks.

Walt Disney World Entrance


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