As of now, cast member have a $10/h per hour wage. The Union wants a contract with a $15/hour wage. The Disney Parks management always face problems dealing cast member’s wages. It is sad that many employees have been loyal to the company for decades, but they get few benefits from it.
Disney has offered a 5 percent raise over two years, which the union has rejected.
Both sides were hoping Wednesday that some sort of compromise will be hammered out to avoid the possibility of a union strike.
“I’m optimistic that we’ll get to something that both the company and the union will agree on,” Magic Kingdom parking hostess Susie Easton said. “As far as how long that will take, I don’t know.”
Disney representatives have said they agree employees deserve a raise, but the amount is what neither side can agree on.
When asked about the possibility of a strike, Magic Kingdom parking coordinator Jeff Clayton said that was not a step employees wanted to take.
That doesn’t mean it’s out of the question, Clayton said.
Disney know that the parks and resorts need employees to make the magic happen. They better handle this situation as smooth as possible to keep the loyalty of thousands of employees. And their park fans too.