Cast Member Wage Negotiations Set to Resume Next Week Following ‘Rally for a Raise’

Following a month of negotiations being halted by the Service Trades Council Union representing a vast majority of Walt Disney World Cast Members, the union announced this afternoon at their Rally for a Raise event that negotiations will in fact resume with Disney.

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STCU President Matt Hollis, representing the six unions which make up the STCU, made an announcement at the rally to Cast Members rallying for a higher wage. He stated the following:

We’ve made a lot of progress in work rules, we’ve made a lot of progress in very important areas, but that does not replace the fact that Disney workers need real wages and they need them now.

So, I have good news for you. We’re going to be meeting next week with the company in bargaining back at the Wyndham next Thursday.

When we get there, we’re expecting to see an offer that reflects the priorities that we have continued to tell the company are important to every Disney worker.

Negotiations came to a halt last month following the union’s overwhelming 96% rejection of Disney’s “last, best, and final offer” to raise wages by $1 per year for the next five years until reaching $20 per hour. The unions have consistently demanded $18 per hour now with a set plan for $20 later on. Following the union’s rejection, Disney worsened the deal by removing retroactive pay for most Cast Members following the current contract’s expiration in October. Said contract has remained in effect while negotiations and disputes have dragged on.

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