After months of negotiations and protests, Disneyland Resort workers represented by several different unions, part of the Master Services Council, have approved a new three-year contract. The deal affects 9,700 Cast Members in attractions, retail, custodial, main entrance, costuming, bakery/confection, resort transportation and park, and the onsite distribution center.
Cast Members voted Thursday inside the Main Street Opera house and results of the vote were announced late Thursday evening.
The contract will move the minimum starting wage for those Cast Members up to $15 per hour by January of 2019. Workers who are already at or above the $15 level will receive 3% annual increases.
Union officials say that the new contract also addresses their concerns regarding seniority, premium pay, and days off.
Josh D’Amaro, president of the Disneyland Resort, said of the agreement:
“Disneyland Resort has long taken pride in providing an exceptional employee experience, and this agreement sets a new bar with minimum wages that are among the highest in the country. Our unprecedented offer shows our commitment and care for our cast members and is the largest increase in our history. Our cast members are at the heart of making guests’ dreams come true and this meaningful pay increase reflects the valuable roles they play at the resort.”
The contract will take effect immediately.
Source: NBC4 / Disneyland Resort
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