Two years ahead of California’s minimum wage increase, Disneyland Resort aims to offer union cast members a starting wage of $15 an hour by 2020.
The offer was proposed this April as part of the negotiations with the Master Services Council. The Council represents the company’s two largest labor contracts and includes about 9,500 hourly cast members. It includes cast members who work in attractions, store operations, custodial, main entrance, costuming, resort transportation and parking, onsite distribution center, and select cast in team centers and bakery/confection.
The plan is to increase the starting wages 36% over the next three years. This will be one of the largest wage increases in the history of the company. $11 is the current minimum wage, and it will increase to $13.25, followed by $14.25 in 2019 before hitting $15 in 2020.
Disneyland Resort President Josh D’Amaro states, “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,” He continues, “We look forward to productive negotiations with our unions as we set a foundation for our exciting future ahead.”
SOURCE: NBC Los Angeles