ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Members of the Service Trades Council unions, which represents 45,000 Disney workers, are encouraging members to reject a new contract offer from the company.
At issue is a pay increase for the first year of the contract.
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The unions says Disney is proposing raises of $1 a year for most workers, but leaders say that is not enough to cover the increasing cost of living.
The unions wants a $3 dollar per hour raise next year and a three-year contract.
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Disney said that their offer would get all cast members to $20 per hour by the end of the contract.
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In an official statement, Disney further broke down what that means.
“This very strong offer provides our Cast Members with a nearly 10% average increase immediately and guaranteed raises for the next four years with every single non-tipped Cast Member promised at least a $20 starting wage during the contract, and the majority seeing a 33% to 46% increase during that time.”
The contract with the unions expired in October and both sides have been negotiating since then.
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