Disney Workers Begin Protests Over Management Withholding $1,000 Bonuses from Union Members

By Sahid Fawaz

Disney union members have had enough and are beginning to protest over the company’s refusal to pay promised bonuses.

WFTV reports:

“Disney union employees are protesting Thursday about bonuses they said they aren’t getting.

The union, Unite Here Local 362, said 80,000 Disney cast members will get the first $250 of their $1,000 tax-cut bonus.

‘We want the $1,000 tax bonus, and we want a good raise. The two are separate,’ cast member Jeremy Haicken said. ‘We don’t want the $1,000 held over our head to make us accept a 50-cent raise.’

But employees in the union said Disney isn’t giving them a bonus until they reach a contract agreement.

‘We are not earning the money that we need in order to pay our bills, in order to survive,’ said cast member Norma Jean Rose, who’s been with the company for more than 10 years.

Unions representing about 37,000 Disney workers have been fighting since last year for a pay increase.

‘I cannot afford to pay my rent,” Rose said. “I’m supposed to pay my rent. I have an eviction notice every month.’

Rose said she would like to earn enough to pay her bills.

‘People say if you don’t like it, then quit. Get another job. But I love my job. I love what i do. That’s why I stay,’ she said. ‘I left my home and my family to work here. I love this company. But I don’t love the way I’m being treated right now.'”

For the rest of the story, visit WFTV.com.

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