ORLANDO, Fla. — Unionized cast members are waiting to hear what Disney has to offer as their contract negotiations resume.
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Walt Disney World and the unions repeating nearly 30,000 cast members overwhelmingly turned down Disney’s previous offer.
The union workers said they want more than what Disney is offering.
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Disney’s previous offer would have given union workers a $1-an-hour raise and increased starting pay to $20-an-hour over the next five years.
Workers said that wasn’t enough.
They are asking for a $3-an-hour raise with a 3-year contract.
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Cast members telling us they’re thinking about the bigger picture.
Disney’s first offer would have paid housekeepers and bus drivers at least $20 an hour right away.
Starting pay for culinary staff would’ve jumped to $20 to $25 per hour, depending on their position.
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Disney said its initial offer was more than fair.
Channel 9 will continue to monitor the contract negotiations and will provide updates on Eyewitness News.
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