The Contracts covering the Full-Time and Casual-Regular Cast Members at Walt Disney World provide Holiday Pay as a negotiated benefit. This benefit is a guarantee that all Union represented Cast Members enjoy because of our Union.
Full-Time Cast Members
Full-Time Cast Members receive eight (8) hours of Holiday pay for the following holidays:
- New Years Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
To receive Holiday pay, Full-Time Cast Members must meet the eligibility requirements below:
SECTION 2. ELIGIBILITY
(a) All regular Full-Time employees are eligible for holiday pay after working thirty (30) calendar days of continuous service, provided they work their scheduled shifts prior to and immediately following such holiday.
(b) If the employee’s failure to work his/her regularly scheduled shift immediately before or following the holiday was due to personal illness, injury, death in the immediate family or an approved FMLA absence and the employee satisfied the Company in this respect, he/she shall be eligible to receive holiday pay.
(c) Employees on an authorized leave of absence of six (6) days or longer are not eligible for holiday pay.
This contract language can be found in Article 20 of the Full-Time Contract. Additional language pertaining to holidays can be found in that Article of the Agreement. A copy of the Contract can be found by clicking here.
Casual-Regular Cast Members
Casual-Regular Cast Members represented by the Union receive time and one half (overtime) for all hours worked up to fourteen (14) hours on the following holidays:
- Christmas Day
- New Years Eve Day
- Easter Sunday
- Memorial Day
In addition to the Holidays above, Casual-Regular Cast Members with two (2) or more years of continuous service also receive time and one half (overtime) for all hours worked up to fourteen (14) hours on the following holidays:
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- Labor Day
This contract language can be found in Article 11 of the Casual-Regular Contract. A copy of the Contract can be found by clicking here.