Disneyland Offers 36% Wage for Certain Cast Members

Disneyland Wage Proposal

The Disneyland Resort announced today that it has proposed a wage offer that includes an increase to minimum rates of 36 percent over the three-year span of the contract. This would put its Master Services cast members at $15 per hour by 2020, two years ahead of California’s minimum wage. The offer was made in April as part of the resort’s ongoing contract negotiations with the Master Services Council, which represents the company’s two largest labor contracts, and includes approximately 9,500 hourly cast members.

What Disneyland Resort President Josh D’Amaro is Saying:

“Disneyland Resort has created 10,000 new jobs in the last decade—and that’s just the beginning. Today’s investment in our cast — along with world-class training and development opportunities for both full- and part-time cast members — confirms that working at the Disneyland Resort is not only a good opportunity today, but a pathway to growth opportunities and career advancement tomorrow..”

“The company has been engaging in successful negotiations since Disneyland Park first opened, and we are proud of our long-standing history with labor unions. Negotiations are focused not only on wages, but also on working together to provide our cast members with a world-class experience. We look forward to productive negotiations with our unions as we set a foundation for our exciting future ahead,”

Who the Master Services Council Represents:

  • Teamsters Automotive, Industrial, Theme Park, Service Sector, and Allied Workers Local 495
  • United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 324 (UFCW)
  • Service Employees International Union – United Service Workers West (SEIU-USWW)
  • Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers International Union, Local 83

Facts About the Wage Proposal:

  • Will increase the minimum rate by 20 percent.
  • Upon ratification, minimum rates for hourly cast members would increase from the current minimum rate of $11 to a new minimum rate of $13.25.
  • The offer would continue to increase minimum rates to $14.25 in 2019 and $15 in 2020 — a 36 percent increase over the three-year span of the contract
  • Wages for other union represented cast members will be negotiated as part of the normal bargaining process.

The Unions have not yet commented on the proposal. They are currently backing a ballot initiative that would raise the minimum wage for those that work for organizations that participate in economic development programs in Anaheim. There has been criticism that the initiative is too vague and could have unforeseen implications.