Some Unionized Disney Cast Members Are Getting Raises

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Now for a bit of good news!  Some of the unionized cast members in the Food and Beverage and Housekeeping sections will be getting raises beginning in October according to the Local Unite Here 737 Union Facebook Page.

It says:

Are Disney workers getting our Union raises next month? YES! On October 4, the minimum pay for Food & Beverage workers goes up from $13 to $14. For Housekeeping, the minimum pay goes up from $15 to $16. Any worker who earns above the minimum will get a raise of 75 cents. Workers have lost a lot in the Covid crisis, but the Union contract keeps us strong! …..
Will Disney workers receive raises next month? YES! On October 4, the minimum wage for Food & Beverage workers will increase from $ 13 to $ 14. For Housekeeping, the minimum wage increases from $ 15 to $ 16. Any worker who earns by above the minimum will receive a 75 cents increase. Workers have lost a lot in the Covid crisis, but the union contract keeps us strong! …..
Will Disney workers receive the increase in the Union next month? WI! October 4th, minimum payment for Food & Beverage workers is rising from $ 13 to $ 14. For Housekeeping, minimum payment is rising from $ 15 to $ 16. Any worker paid above the minimum will get a 75 cent increase. Workers lost a lot in Covid’s crisis, but the Union contract holds us strong! ...”

By this we can see that Housekeeping and Food & Beverage workers are getting .75 to $1 per hour increases in their pay.

Now, this is great news for the cast members who have been called back. But sadly there are many that have had their furlough extended.  Hopefully they will be called back soon. Disney is scheduled to open more restaurants and hotels in the future, so hopefully more people can get back to work soon.

Florida has been suffering from a huge drop in the tourism industry and it’s impacting the entire state driving up the unemployment rates. Visit Florida and Governor DeSantis are trying to launch a new marketing campaign targeting the state’s residents in an attempt to boost the tourism industry. Hopefully it can improve the situation for all those impacted by the shut-downs.

What do you think? Comment and let us know.

Source: Unite Here 737 Facebook, Hat tip to WDWNT.


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