Walt Disney World and the Services Trade Council Union have been unable to come to an agreement regarding the hourly wage paid to Cast Members.
The two parties have been in wage negotiations since August of 2017 and have just agreed to extend the current contract through December 1, 2017, and to resume negotiations on November 28.
The Services Trade Council Union represents approximately 38,000 Disney Cast Members and is seeking a gradual pay increase to achieve a wage of $15 per hour.
In a statement, Disney has said:
“All of our Cast Members earn nearly $2 more an hour than Florida’s minimum wage—and on average, our full-time STCU Cast earn over $13 an hour, including overtime and premiums. We agree our Cast Members deserve a raise, which is why we’ve offered an increase of up to 5 percent over the next two years for most existing Cast Members.”
Hundreds of Disney union workers held a rally for higher wages last week.
Source: News 13