BREAKING: Walt Disney World Issues a Statement Regarding Yesterday’s Cast Member Protest
As we reported yesterday, unionized Cast Members protested in Kissimmee last night demanding better wages. Chanting “Disney Workers need a raise” while holding up signs, Cast Members were hopeful that this show of solidarity would help make their voices heard.
Today, as reported in the Orlando Sentinel, Disney released the following statement regarding the protest:
“We have presented a strong and meaningful offer that far outpaces Florida minimum wage by at least $5 an hour and immediately takes starting wages for certain roles including bus drivers, housekeepers and culinary up to a minimum of $20 an hour while providing a path to $20 for all other full-time, non-tipped STCU roles during the contract term.”
Disney has stated that they believe that their original wage increase offer is fair. Cast Members shared at the protest yesterday that they believe that this offer is not enough, and that it does not provide enough immediate relief to help make ends meet.
As this is developing, stay tuned to Streaming the Magic for the latest.
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