Disney Moving Towards a Pay Increase for Cast Members


Here’s some good news for some Cast Members at Disney Parks! Disney is working towards raising the minimum wage for Cast Members to at least $10.00 an hour. Other large companies will follow suit as well. Experts say this will improve the standard of living for the lowest-paid employees and could pressure other employers to raise pay. Cast Members work really hard to keep the magic alive for so many Disney Guests, they deserve to get compensated for a job well done.

Another Disney contract for part-timers in the Service Trades Council that will be negotiated later also will include the offer of a gradual increase to $10, Disney and the union group said. Roughly half of Disney’s 70,000-person Central Florida workforce is represented by the council, which includes janitors, housekeepers and bus drivers.

Disney spokeswoman Jacquee Wahler said in a statement that the pay offer “represents the appreciation we have for our cast members and our commitment to providing a leading employment package.”

More details to follow as we hear. Thanks to the Orlando Sentinel for the details.

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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