Disney and the unions of the Service Trades Council Union have agreed to continue negotiating on wages and have extended their current contract until December 1, 2017. There was an opening to renegotiate wages in the contract that was negotiated in 2014. If the contract was not extended beyond today, the entire contract would be open to renegotiation.
The unions are seeking a minimum wage of $15 for cast members that have been with the company for at least 3 years. Disney is proposing a 5% increase over two years “ Acknowledging the gap become the two proposals, a federal mediator was brought in to help with negotiations.
In a statement Disney said, “All of our Cast Members earn nearly $2 more an hour than Florida’s minimum wage — and on average, our full-time STCU Cast earn over $13 an hour, including overtime and premiums. We agree our Cast Members deserve a raise, which is why we’ve offered an increase of up to 5 percent over the next two years for most existing Cast Members.”