The discussion of money and wage disparity in the reports of a planned rally fighting for higher wages at Walt Disney World. Yesterday, those plans came to fruition. has always been sensitive, and things are no different at the Most Magical Place on Earth. Earlier this month, there were
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Although many Disney fans consider working at a dream, there’s a good chance that the average feels they aren’t paid enough, leading to a recent rally outside the .
The Service Trades Council Union (as well as its affiliate unions) represents roughly 42,000 service . are currently fighting for raised wages, better health care, better retirement benefits, and more.
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The unions previously came to an agreement with Disney in 2018, which resulted in the Disney minimum wage working its way up to $15. However, the agreement expired on October 1, and the unions have been negotiating a contract with Disney since late August.
In 2022, the unions are demanding that raise its minimum wage to $18, not gradually, but immediately. Not only that, but they’re also demanding that who already make $18 get an additional $3 raise.
Although these demands may sound drastic, it’s important to note for context that on top of historical inflation rises, Florida is currently undergoing one of the worst housing crises in the country.
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When we learn that Cast Members working for one of the wealthiest companies in the world can barely afford life’s necessities, these demands make even more sense.
According to a report by the Orlando Sentinel, began their march just a few miles away from Disney, down U.S. 192 in Kissimmee, Florida. The rallying held signs, chanted, and fought for their demands.
has heard them, and as the company bargains with the unions representing their employees, it has offered to “gradually increase its starting wages to $20 an hour over the next five years.”
Unsurprisingly, many Disney employees are dissatisfied with this, saying they need wage raises immediately to survive during difficult times.
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and the Service Trades Council Union have yet to come to an agreement, but DisneyTips will keep readers updated on the situation as we learn more information.