Disneyland Resort Reaches Unprecedented Agreement with Workers United Local 50

Disneyland Resort and Workers United Local 50, the Resort’s second largest labor union that represents food and beverage cast members who work in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks, are pleased to announce that they have reached a five-year collective bargaining agreement. The agreement was negotiated in just six days and was ratified by an overwhelming margin. This is the first time in this local’s history that a five-year contract has been agreed upon.

The Disneyland Resort and Workers United Local 50 delivered this joint statement today: “We are pleased that an agreement was reached and ratified before the current contract expired. Our mutual dedication to the bargaining process allowed us to quickly and efficiently reach a deal for our nearly 4,000 food and beverage cast members who work in the two parks. The contract will provide these cast members annual wage increases of 3 to 3.5 percent over the next five years.”

Over the past two years, Disneyland Resort has successfully negotiated nine agreements with 27 local unions representing nearly 13,000 of the approximately 15,500 cast members who belong to unions. All of these agreements include wage increases, sick pay and access to seven affordable and reliable health care plans offered through Disney’s Signature benefits package for full-time cast members.

The negotiated contracts include Master Services for both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure (which includes Teamsters, UFCW and SEIU), Independent Employees Service Association (IESA) International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), Hotel Stores, Teamsters, the Craft Maintenance Council and Workers United Local 50.

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