Today, the Disneyland Resort shared a wage offer for Master Services cast members that, over a three-year span, would increase their starting wage to $15 per hour. The offer was made in April as part of the contract negotiations taking place with the Master Services Council, which represents 9,500 hourly cast members, including two of the largest labor contracts at the resort.
The proposal would increase the minimum rate for those cast members from $11.00 to $13.25 upon ratification of the contract, an increase of just over 20%. The minimum would jump to $14.25 in 2019 and $15 in 2020.
Disneyland Resort President Josh D’Amaro had this to say about Disneyland cast members:
“Disneyland Resort has created 10,000 new jobs in the last decade—and that’s just the beginning. Today’s investment in our cast — along with world-class training and development opportunities for both full- and part-time cast members — confirms that working at the Disneyland Resort is not only a good opportunity today, but a pathway to growth opportunities and career advancement tomorrow.”
Cast members represented by the Master Services Council include those working in attractions, store operations, custodial, main entrance, costuming, resort transportation & parking, onsite distribution center, and some cast members in the team centers and bakery/confection.
D’Amaro said of the negotiations:
“The company has been engaging in successful negotiations since Disneyland Park first opened, and we are proud of our long-standing history with labor unions. Negotiations are focused not only on wages, but also on working together to provide our cast members with a world-class experience. We look forward to productive negotiations with our unions as we set a foundation for our exciting future ahead.”
Disneyland currently employs 30,000 cast members, most of which are hourly cast members. According to Disney, starting wages for other union cast members will be addressed during the normal contract negotiations.