Walt Disney World Union workers may receive increases that will eventually increase their starting pay to $ 15 an hour by 2021 as the company and its largest union reached a tentative contract on Saturday for a new contract.
In addition, Disney unionists would also receive a $ 1,000 bonus – which was a controversy for the union – said Matt Hollis, the new president of the Service Trades Council Union. Walt Disney Co. had announced the bonuses in January after the GOP tax cuts and later threatened to revoke them for employees of the Disney union, unless a new contract was quickly approved.
The Service Trades Council Union, a coalition of six locals representing 38,000 employees at Walt Disney World Resort, has been negotiating with Disney for about a year
Under the proposed agreement, which would expire in 2022, the minimum income of $ $ 1
Sometimes the talks were controversial.
After a Negotiation Session Disney In August 2017, they called an independent federal mediator because the two sides were struggling to find common ground.
Union workers demanding higher wages overwhelmingly rejected Disney 's offer in December Englisch: www.wcc-assembly.info/en/theme-issu…duction.html of the $ 1,000 bonus, though the National Labor Relations Board had taken a decision in favor of Disney this summer
reconciliatory tone on Saturday after the end of the negotiations.
"This Union survey at Disney will benefit everyone in Central Florida," said Jeremy Haïcken, secretary treasurer of the Service Trades Council Union, in a statement. "That's what Disney did right by raising wages."
"We are thrilled that Cast members have the opportunity to vote for one of the highest starting salaries in the country," said Robbin Almand, Vice President of Industrial Relations for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. "That means 50 percent wage increase, which will bring wages to $ 15 an hour by 2021."
The talks focused only on payment.
The Service Trades Council Union represents a variety of employees, including caregivers and merchandise shop assistants, carers, drivers, hotel housekeepers and theme park theme technicians.
Disney recently announced details of its plans to train the training pay hourly employees in a new program that will cost $ 50 million this fall First year and an additional $ 25 million annually in future years.
Hours workers will get their school paid in advance by Disney for online courses and eventually personal courses. Disney said that the employees were free to take lessons whatever they wanted and were not forced to stay at Disney after completing their studies.
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