Unionized Walt Disney World Cast Member Hourly Raise Goes Into Effect Today for Housekeeping, Food and Beverage Workers

As we first reported in September, unionized Cast Members were scheduled to receive and hourly pay raise beginning today, October 4. UNITE HERE Local 737, the union representing Walt Disney World Resort housekeeping and food and beverage Cast Members, confirmed the raise today via Facebook post.

The Facebook post also includes pay schedules for the unionized workers. According to the pay schedules, Cast Members are receiving a $1 per hour raise. The new minimum wage is $14 an hour.

This is positive news for the Local 737 Cast Members. Sadly, 28,000 Cast Members are losing their jobs.

The Walt Disney Company restored the salaries of its Senior Executives in late August, when thousands of Cast Members were still on furlough.

We encourage our readers to help Cast Members during this difficult time by making a donation to the Cast Member Pantry. The donation-based organization has an Amazon Wish List as well as Venmo @castmemberpantry. Cast Members can email Cast Member Pantry or contact them via their Facebook page to book a 15-minute “shopping” window.

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mike wilson
mike wilson
16 days ago

Union negotiation for pay increases likely ended up getting more people fired than would have if they werent scheduled to get an increase.

15 days ago
Reply to  mike wilson

You may be right, Mike, but these negotiations took place over two years ago. Nobody knew this pandemic and Disneyland’s shutdown were coming when the agreement was reached.

I probably am not allowed to link to a source on that but if you want evidence that I’m not making this up, search “Disneyland to raise wages” in your search engine of choice and you’ll see several articles about it dated July 27, 2018.

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