Disneyland Park workers reject contract that would raise pay to $18

Disneyland Park workers are standing fast against a new contract that would raise minimum pay to $18 in two years.

The Los Angeles Times reports:

“After months of negotiations, thousands of employees represented by the Master Services Council cast their ballots the day before on a contract primed to raise wages to a minimum of $18 an hour by 2023 while providing seniority-based bonuses.

When all ballots were tallied, Disney’s California Adventure workers voted to ratify the contract while Disneyland Park workers rejected it, an unprecedented split decision as the two theme parks form separate units.

‘We are proud of the tentative agreement we reached with the Master Services Council, which was unanimously endorsed by union leadership,’ said a Disneyland official. ‘We are certainly disappointed in the overall outcome and will continue discussions with union representatives.’

The Master Services Council, which is comprised of four unions, represents 9,500 workers or more than a third of the resort’s post-reopening workforce.

The collective bargaining agreement is the first major one to go before workers since a 14-month pandemic shutdown of the Disneyland Resort sent tens of thousands of them on furlough . . .

It’s also the first split vote since the theme parks became separate units 20 years ago.”

For the rest of the story, visit the Los Angeles Times here.


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