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Disney Contract Ratified By Membership

Disney Contract Ratified By Membership

Members of the Service Trades Council Union on Friday overwhelming voted to ratify a new contract for 25,000 full-time cast members at Walt Disney World Resort. Bargaining representatives from both sides tentatively settled the agreement in mid-July. Friday’s vote of the membership — with more than 67% voting in favor — makes it official. Local… Read more »

Contract Settlement Reached

July 18, 2014 – The Service Trades Council Union and Walt Disney World Resort came to a tentative agreement late Thursday for a contract covering 21,000 full-time cast members. The tentative deal includes unprecedented wage increases, limits employees’ healthcare costs and protects cast members’ defined benefit pension plan. The contract goes to the general union… Read more »

Disney Negotiations Start

Disney Negotiations Start

On Monday, March 3, 2014, the Service Trades Council Union (STCU) began the process of renegotiating the contract covering 37,000 Cast Members at Walt Disney World. Local 362 and Local 737 are two of the six Unions that are part of the STCU. The Union made proposals to increase wages to at least $10.10 per… Read more »

Over 7,000 Disney Workers Cast Votes In Support Of New Union Direction

Over 7,000 Disney Workers Cast Votes In Support Of New Union Direction

In a first-of-its-kind poll, more than 7,000 employees cast ballots on Wednesday in support of their union’s new approach to contract negotiations for housekeepers, custodians and food and beverage workers at Walt Disney World Resort.  With workers’ contract set to expire in March 2014, Wednesday’s vote signaled approval for a new bargaining process that will… Read more »

Disney Union leaders endorse Contract Proposals

Disney Union leaders endorse Contract Proposals

On November 20, 2013, Shop Stewards and Committee members from UNITE HERE! Locals 362 and 737 gathered to discuss upcoming contract negotiations. After surveying 5,300 Disney Cast Members, close to 400 workplace leaders set priorities for the upcoming round of talks. Those priorities include addressing scheduling issues, promotions, workload, wage rates, and many other job… Read more »

UNITE HERE! fights for Immigration Reform

UNITE HERE! fights for Immigration Reform

A table loaded with Florida squash, pumpkins, eggplant and tomatoes stood in the middle of a downtown Orlando street Tuesday, surrounded by immigration protesters holding hands as they sat on the pavement. From the nearby sidewalks, about 200 people chanted and waved signs while Orlando police officers tried to persuade the seated protesters to move…. Read more »

Children of Disney workers tell Rubio: Stand behind immigration reform

About 15-20 children of Walt Disney World workers gathered outside Orlando’s federal detention center Thursday to show U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio that they are the face of those seeking immigration reform from Washington. The children, whose parents are members of Disney’s largest union, UNITE HERE Locals 737 and 362, were part of an effort to send a message to… Read more »

UNITE HERE Members Rally for Immigration Reform

On May 1, 2013, UNITE HERE Local 362 and Local 737 organized a community event called “Right to Work, Right to Live, Right to Stay Together.” Over 600 people gathered in the Iglesia Fuente de Agua Viva church on John Young Parkway where they rallied for laws that will protect workers, keep families together and… Read more »

We deserve the…

On May 1, 2013, UNITE HERE! Locals 362 & 737 along with Immigrants, Students, Faith Community Leaders and Workers will celebrate our right to work, our right to live and our right to stay together. All members are invited and encouraged to attend. For more information, contact your Shop Steward or Union Representative.   We… Read more »

Orange leaders put sick-time measure to voters

Orange County leaders obeyed a sharply worded judicial ruling and voted 6-1 Tuesday to put a paid-sick-time referendum on the August 2014 primary ballot. A three-judge panel left room for little else when it ruled earlier this month that the board had violated the “plain meaning of its charter” by blocking the measure from the… Read more »

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