Disney Union Announces “Rally For A Raise” at Walt Disney World on March 16th

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Local Disney Union Announces “Rally For A Raise” at Walt Disney World on March 16th

The Service Trades Council Union has announced a ‘Rally for a Raise’ demonstration next week in response to Walt Disney World’s refusal to budge on wage increases for Cast Members.

The rally is set to take place Thursday, March 16th, near the parking lot for Magic Kingdom Cast Members on Reams Road.

Related – Disney World Unions Almost Unanimously Reject Disney’s $1 Pay Raise


Disney Workers are fighting for an $18 per hour minimum wage increase in 2023.

Contract negotiations between the Disney Union representing Walt Disney World Cast Members and Walt Disney World have been at a stalemate for several weeks following a breakdown in talks between both sides.


On February 15th, Disney made a new contract proposal. The Union made it clear to Disney that their proposal is unacceptable.

For Cooks, Dishwashers, and Housekeepers who will get an initial raise of over $1, Disney proposed to reduce the retroactive pay to only $1.

For example, under Disney’s new proposal, a Housekeeper who will get an initial raise from $17 to $20 would not get retroactive pay calculated on the full $3 raise. Instead, Disney proposed that retroactive pay will be calculated on only $1.

The Union will never accept Disney’s proposed reduction of retroactive pay. We will fight until the Company proposes the full retroactive pay owed to all Cast Members.

In addition, Disney failed to agree to the Union’s proposed minimum of $18 in 2023. Disney did propose a $1 raise on the date the Union’s members vote to accept this proposal. That would mean a minimum of $17 in 2023 for current Cast Members.

QSR, Seaters, Convention Guides and Food Handlers would all get only $1 per year under Disney’s new proposal: $16 retroactive to Oct. 2022 and only $17 when the Union’s members vote to accept. The Union does not agree to this proposal.


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