Disneyland staff in California are getting a pay elevate.
Unions representing practically 10,000 Disneyland staff accepted Disney’s three-year contract to boost beginning hourly wages to $15 an hour starting subsequent yr. The settlement ends a prolonged labor battle over pay at Disney’s Anaheim resort.
Minimal wage staff at Disneyland made $11 an hour. The deal instantly raises their pay 20% to $13.25 an hour. The $15 beginning charge will go into impact on January 1, 2019. It’s going to go as much as $15.45 in June of 2020.
Disney mentioned an worker making $11 at the moment would earn an extra $8,000 a yr.
The deal places Disney on observe to achieve California’s necessary $15 an hour minimal wage three years earlier than it goes into impact. It covers union staff in Disneyland jobs like sights, retailer operations, custodial, costume, and transportation and parking.
“This settlement units a brand new bar with minimal wages which can be among the many highest within the nation,” Disneyland president Josh D’Amaro mentioned in an announcement.
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Disneyland has 30,000 staff, however the majority of hourly staff are represented by unions. Disney mentioned wages for different hourly staff shall be negotiated individually.
The labor battle received a public enhance from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who pressured Disney to boost wages for staff in California and Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Sanders traveled to Anaheim final month and spoke at a rally that tons of of Disneyland staff attended.
“The wages and advantages for its staff are atrocious,” Sanders wrote in a Guardian op-ed criticizing the corporate and its CEO Bob Iger.
Disney can be in talks with unions in Orlando over pay and advantages at Disney World.
—CNNMoney’s Jackie Wattles contributed to this story.
CNNMoney (New York) First revealed July 27, 2018: 9:32 AM ET