Tag Archives: cast members

Walt Disney World and Services Trade Council Union Extend Contract to Dec. 31


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 […]


Disney Cast Member Union Rally Broken Up By Police


Yesterday, The DIS reported on “Rally for a Raise,” a rally that took place at 5 p.m. by hundreds of Walt Disney World cast members. The rally was held by Unite Here Local 362, and the purpose was to demonstrate to Disney the union’s proposal and continue negotiations for a living wage. The union is negotiating […]


Why Walt Disney World Should Pay Their Cast Members More


Recent disputes between Walt Disney World and the worker’s union has sparked a debate on what a reasonable hourly wage should be. There is a lot to address on this topic, and this editorial will only scratch the surface, but the point I want to make is that Disney has more than a moral duty […]


8 Things Cast Members Want You to Know About Their Discounts


The best, rarely talked about method to save money at Walt Disney World or Disneyland is to have a friend that works there. When I say friend, I mean a true, genuine friend. Not someone you haven’t spoken to since high school who sat next to you in biology, but an actual, true friend. I […]


Disney Offering Hiring Incentives to New Cooks, Bus Drivers, Housekeeping Cast Members


Disney occasionally offers signing bonuses based on their hiring needs at the time and the Orlando Sentinel is reporting that they’ve increased their incentive from $500 to $1,000 or even $1,500 for new full-time and part-time Cast Members in the culinary department. Finding good culinary staff can sometimes be a real challenge for large companies […]


Do Disney park guests expect too much from cast members?


The quality of the cast members’ service at Walt Disney World has gotten worse, there is no denying that, but guests’ expectation of service has also vastly increased. Basically, people are expecting more and receiving less. This causes frustration on both ends. Guests feel like they aren’t getting good service and cast members are consistently […]


It’s All in a Name…Tag


Employees of the Walt Disney Company wear a variety of costumes, hair pieces, shoes, and accessories depending on the role they hold. All employees have one item in common, though. They all wear the same name tag. Any cast member, from the Captain of a cruise ship to a food service cook, wears the iconic […]