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Disney World Union Plans a Protest Post Unsuccessful Negotiations

The union at Disney World shared an update about their negotiations with the Walt Disney Company were unsuccessful later this month.

The Walt Disney World Resort and its Parks: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom are one of the best places for a Disney vacation. The Disney Resort leads the way in immersive Theme Park experiences and allows Guests to live their happiest and most magical experiences.

But sometimes news of a more serious nature surfaces, including the recent negotiations between unions and Walt Disney World.

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Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney World Resort/Disney

A few weeks ago, UNITE HERE Local 737 revealed that negotiations with Walt Disney World Resort, delayed due to Hurricane Ian, had been unsuccessful.

Now, six Disney Cast Member unions provided an update after these unsuccessful negotiations. They shared, via Orlando Hotel and Workers Movement’s Facebook,

Yesterday and today we made very little progress in our negotiations with Disney. We continued to emphasize that a $1 raise in 2022 does not help workers live during historic inflation. When a company tells us “No,” we don’t back down. So all 6 Unions decided that it is time to take our message to the public. We are planning a large protest on Wednesday, November 30. As soon as we have more details, we will share them here. Stay strong and stay united!

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Magic Kingdom Park/Disney

Related: Fans Want Disney’s Rising Prices to Reflect Higher Wages for Cast Members

Per the unions, the Walt Disney Company only agreed to offer a $1 raise to Cast Members as opposed to their $5 demand over the next three years. In response to this, on November 30 of this year, the union plans to protest the unfair offer and unsuccessful negotiation,

It isn’t just Walt Disney World in Central Florida. Even Disney Cast Members in Southern California in Disneyland Resort faced similar struggles earlier this year. Workers United Local 50, a Disneyland Resort Union, shared that The Walt Disney Company planned to implement a strict new attendance policy that would be detrimental to sick leave and personal time.

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Magic Kingdom Park/Disney

It isn’t old news that the Disney Cast Members are not being paid well. Disney heiress Abigail Disney made a whole documentary about the state of wages and the treatment of workers by the Walt Disney Company. The unsuccessful negotiations with unions appear to highlight some of these same issues that Abigal Disney brought up in the movie.

We at Disney Fanatic will continue to report on all the latest Disney news as it comes to light.

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