Unite Here! Local 362, the union that represents Walt Disney World cast members, has confirmed that a tentative agreement was reached Thursday afternoon with Disney to raise cast members to a wage of $18 per hour.
UPDATE: Here’s the outline of the new contract between unions and Walt Disney World.— Greg Angel (@NewsGuyGreg) March 23, 2023
Union members will vote next week to officially accept this new contract offer, which includes minimum pay of $18 to start, and retroactive pay going back to October.
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The tentative agreement includes retroactive pay back to October of 2022 with staggered increases giving all full-time cast $18 per hour by the end of 2023.
Our cast members are central to Walt Disney World’s enduring magic, which is why we are pleased to have reached this tentative agreement. Disney is proud to offer an industry-leading employment package that includes comprehensive benefits and affordable medical coverage, in addition to 100 percent paid tuition for higher education for hourly employees through the Disney Aspire program. With the support of the unions, we anticipate cast members will approve this new agreement.Walt Disney World
Workers will cast their votes on the tentative agreement on Wednesday, March 29, 2023.
You can watch the press conference below as it was filmed live.
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