Disneyland announced Friday that it had reached a tentative agreement with unions negotiating as part of the Master Services Council.
The coalition consists of four unions: Teamsters Local 495, SEIU-United Service Workers West, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grainmillers Union Local 83, and United Food and Commercial Workers Local 324. The collectively represent 10,000 workers at the Disneyland Resort in roles ranging from store operations to attractions to costuming to parking.
In a statement, Disney said of the deal:
“The Disneyland Resort is pleased to have reached a tentative agreement with Master Services Council for collective bargaining agreements at the Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park, which has the full support of the unions that are part of the Council.
“Voting will occur on November 17, 2021.
“Disney is committed to investing in its cast members to provide a comprehensive, holistic employee experience through multiple touch points including healthcare coverage options as low as $7 / week for full-time cast members as well as providing eligible hourly cast with access to childcare support and Disney Aspire, an educational program offering free tuition.”
Mice Chat, which first reported news of the agreement, had reported in late October that while unions had reported talks breaking down, Disney had approved increasing minimum wage for these unions to $17 per hour as early as this December. No terms were disclosed in Disney’s announcement, however.
The unions’ last contract saw Disney raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour as of January 2019.
Theme Park Tribune has asked member unions of the Master Services Council for comment and will update the story if and when they respond.