Walt Disney Pictures’ VFX Workers Unanimously Vote to Unionize with IATSE

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In-house visual effects (VFX) workers at Walt Disney Pictures have unanimously voted to unionize with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). This vote marks the second time that a unit of solely VFX workers have voted to unionize with IATSE, with VFX workers from Marvel Studios being the first. Walt Disney Pictures’ VFX … Read more

Marvel Studios VFX Workers Unanimously Vote to Unionize With IATSE

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Marvel Studios visual effects workers have voted unanimously in favor of unionizing with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). This marks the first time a unit of just VFX workers have unionized with IATSE. Sarah Kazuko Chow, VFX Coordinator at Marvel said, “I grew up dreaming of working on Marvel films, so when … Read more

BREAKING: SAG-AFTRA Board Approves Strike Alongside Writers in Major Upheaval of Hollywood

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The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) has officially voted to go on strike, joining the Writers Guild of America (WGA), which has been striking for over two months. SAG-AFTRA Strike Begins at Midnight Tonight A full video of the 3 p.m. EST press conference announcing this decision is available below: … Read more

‘Haunted Mansion’ Disneyland Resort Premiere Could Become Fan Event if SAG-AFTRA Strike Begins

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If a SAG-AFTRA strike begins this week, the planned “Haunted Mansion” premiere at Disneyland Resort this Saturday could become a fan event, Deadline reports. The SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) contract was extended through Wednesday, July 12. If negotiations between the union and studios fall through, actors could … Read more

Disneyland Paris Cast Members and Unions to Go On Strike June 6

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Disneyland Paris Cast Members and Unions will be going on strike starting on June 6. Disneyland Paris According to DLP Report on Twitter, Disneyland Paris Cast Members and Unions will begin their strike on June 6. It will be renewed on a daily basis. They have let Disneyland Paris know that “the ball is in … Read more

Important Disney Cast Member Union Announcement Coming Today

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UNITE HERE! Local 362 will make an important Disney Cast Member union announcement today at 5:00 p.m. on Facebook Live as well as at Wyndham Orlando Resort & Conference Center. Walt Disney World Cast Members have been fighting for better pay for the past several months, culminating in the Service Trades Council Union leading “Rally … Read more

Walt Disney World and Cast Member Union Negotiations Resuming February 15

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After unionized Walt Disney World Cast Members overwhelmingly rejected Disney’s proposed $1 raise, negotiations will resume next week on February 15-16. For the past several months, Disney has been in contract negotiations with the Service Trades Council Union (STCU), which represents more than 45,000 Walt Disney World Cast Members, over benefits and wage increases. 96% … Read more

Unionized Walt Disney World Cast Members Overwhelmingly Reject Disney’s Gradual $1 Pay Raise Offer

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For the past several months, Disney has been in contract negotiations with the Service Trades Council Union, which represents more than 45,000 Walt Disney World Cast Members, over benefits and wage increases. Now the union has officially voted to reject Disney’s most recent offer to the union in favor of more beneficial terms to Cast … Read more

Walt Disney World Releases Statement After Cast Member Union Protests

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Disney has released a statement regarding union negotiations after Walt Disney World Cast Members held a protest yesterday in Kissimmee over their low wages. The Service Trades Council Union (STCU) and Disney have been in negotiations over Cast Member pay for the past few months, but haven’t been able to reach an agreement. Walt Disney … Read more

Walt Disney World Cast Member Union Plans To Protest Over Low Wages

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After making little progress in negotiations with Disney, the Services Trade Council Union is planning a public protest, over low wages, for Cast Members on November 30. As stated in a Local 737 Facebook group, “Yesterday and today we made very little progress in our negotiations with Disney. We continued to emphasize that a $1 … Read more

Walt Disney World and Cast Member Union Meet Again to Discuss Wages and More

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Representatives of The Walt Disney Company and Service Trades Council Union met again this week regarding negotiations about Cast Member wages, healthcare, and more. As of October 12, they had not been able to reach an agreement. During the first session on November 1, Disney presented a proposal that included $1 additional pay per year. … Read more

‘Fantasmic!’ Returning to Walt Disney World in November, Tokyo Disneyland Parade Route Collapses, Disneyland Paris Annual Passholders Plan Protest, & More: Daily Recap (10/12/22)

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We bring you a lot of stories every single day. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up. So in case you missed anything from our feed, we have rounded up all our stories in one place to get the news at a glance. Here is your Daily Recap for Wednesday, October 12, 2022. Walt Disney World Magic … Read more

Walt Disney World Union Leader Calls on Governor DeSantis to Allow Cast Members to Be Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

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As COVID-19 vaccines continue to roll out across the United States, Walt Disney World’s largest union is calling on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to allow Cast Members to become eligible for the vaccine. UNITE HERE! Local 362‘s President Eric Clinton told WFTV that he felt it was time that Cast Members were included in the … Read more

Actors’ Equity Association Releases Video Targeting Walt Disney World’s Lack of COVID-19 Testing and Face Masks for Performers

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Walt Disney World and the Actors’ Equity Association have been butting heads about the reopening of the theme parks. Disney previously said that they would love to reopen stage shows, but the Actors’ Equity Association has been pushing back. Reportedly, the Actors’ Equity Association is requesting face masks and regular COVID-19 testing for all performers … Read more

New “Feathered Friends in Flight” Show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Ruffles Feathers of Actors’ Equity Association

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While the new “Feathered Friends in Flight” show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom may soar with guests, it’s ruffled some feathers with a major performers’ union. The bird show, which debuted with the reopening of the park, replaces “Up! A Great Bird Adventure,” featuring characters from the 2009 Disney/Pixar film. According to Deadline‘s Greg Evans, the … Read more

Actors’ Equity Association Reaches Agreement with Walt Disney World; 800 Actors and Stage Performers to be Furloughed Starting April 19

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On April 2, it was announced that all U.S.-based executives, salaried and non-union hourly employees of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products would be furloughed starting April 19 due to extended park closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, given that union employees were excluded, negotiations have since been underway for weeks. This past weekend, agreements were … Read more