Disney World & Cast Member Unions Fail to Reach Agreement Again on Wages and Other Issues, Negotiations Will Continue Next Month

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Disney World and the Service Trades Council Union (STCU) have completed an additional two days of negotiating over a new contract that will cover more than 41,000 Walt Disney World Cast Members. According to Local 365, progress has been made on many workplace improvements but several critical issues remain such as:

  • Wages
  • Healthcare
  • Retirement
  • Paid Parental leave
  • 3rd Shift differential
  • Coordinator and Trainer premium
  • Additional holiday – Juneteenth
  • Hour guarantees

The current Contract has been extended on a month-to-month basis with the agreement that all wage increases be retroactive to October 2, 2022. The next bargaining session has been scheduled for November 1st and 2nd.

According to Local 737, one of the six union members of the STCU, they were seeking a raise of $5 over the next three years for all of their members. Instead, Disney offered $1 per year over five years – extending the time to reach the $5 raise the union sought. Disney World did offer additional increases for Housekeepers, Cooks, and Dishwashers, but the union says a deal was not struck and negotiations will continue.

he STCU says they’re committed to negotiating a good deal for Cast Members who were considered essential front-line workers when the theme parks reopened following the COVID-19 shutdowns.

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