Disney union workers rally for pay raise after previous bargaining meetings
Disney workers chanted and carried signs during a Thursday rally at the Disney World entrance.
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Union leaders and Disney officials said they would continue negotiating a new cast member contract.
The company has offered to gradually raise the workers’ pay to $20 an hour over the next five years.
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But the union said the pay increases are happening slower than they would prefer.
“The message is pretty clear; you hear it in the background,” Mark Hollis, union president, said. “Disney workers need a raise (and) need it now; now is when that cost of living is impacting these workers.”
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Disney released a statement Thursday:
“We look forward to resuming discussions with the union and reaching an agreement that raises cast member wages.”
Another bargaining meeting is scheduled for next week.
Read: Disney World to resume contract negotiations with unionized cast members
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