Walt Disney World union reaches tentative deal for $18 an hour minimum wage
Disney World and its six unions have reached a tentative deal to raise the minimum wage for its service workers from $15 to $18 an hour by year-end. The deal would cover around 45,000 service workers at the Disney theme park resort outside Orlando, and the workers will vote on the contract proposal next Wednesday. Union leaders said workers could see their hourly wages rise between $5.50 and $8.60 by the end of the five-year contract if approved.
"Securing an $18 minimum hourly rate this year, increasing the overall economic value of Disney's original offer, and ensuring full back pay for every worker are the priorities union members were determined to fight for," said Matt Hollis, head of the coalition of unions. "Today, we won that fight."