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Walt Disney World offers new contract to unions

Leah Zanolla | Posted: Apr 17, 2014 | Updated: Oct 19, 2014 - 9:25:27 AM
Walt Disney World has offered a new contract to the Service Trades Council, a group of six unions that represents 20,000 full-time employees. In the contract, minimum pay would go up to $10 per hour by July 2016, from $8.03. If the contract is accepted, starting pay for new hires would be $9 immediately, go up to $9.50 next year and ultimately $10 in 2016.

If there are full-time employees who haven't yet reached the top of their respective pay scale, they will receive three raises of at least 50 cents per hour. If employees have already reached the top of the pay scale, they will be entitled to three raises of 30 cents per hour.

Any employees hired on or after January 1, 2016 would not be given pensions, but get 401(k) plans instead. Anyone hired before that time will have a pension, but will be enrolled in the 401(k) plans.

The union has not yet responded to the offer.