In July, The DIS reported that the Service Trades Council Union had plans to reopen wage negotiations with the Walt Disney World Resort. This Monday, August 28, those negotiations over a potential raise in wages for cast members, will begin.
According to WFTV, the Service Trades Council Union argues that cast members’ should start at $15 an hour, which they state is a “living wage.” Under the current agreement cast members wouldn’t reach a pay rate of $15 an hour until 2028. Additionally, the Service Trades Council Union is negotiating for “simplified schedules.”
Disney claims that they want to find a solution on Monday that is fair their employees.
Stephen "Steve" Porter started going to the parks with his family in 1996. Since then he hasn't looked back! Steve was a cast member participating in the Disney College Program in 2013. Most recently he graduated from Penn State University!