ANAHEIM–The Disneyland Resort has proposed a wage offer that includes an increase to minimum rates of 36 percent over the three-year span of the contract.
This would put its Master Services cast members at $15 per hour by 2020, two years ahead of California’s minimum wage. The offer was made in April as part of the resort’s ongoing contract negotiations with the Master Services Council, which represents the company’s two largest labor contracts, and includes approximately 9,500 hourly cast members.
“Disneyland Resort has created 10,000 new jobs in the last decade—and that’s just the beginning,” said Josh D’Amaro, president, Disneyland Resort. “Today’s investment in our cast — along with world-class training and development opportunities for both full- and part-time cast members — confirms that working at the Disneyland Resort is not only a good opportunity today, but a pathway to growth opportunities and career advancement tomorrow.”
This wage proposal for cast members represented by Master Services Council will increase the minimum rate by 20 percent — one of the most significant increases in Disneyland Resort history. Upon ratification, minimum rates for hourly cast members would increase from the current minimum rate of $11 to a new minimum rate of $13.25. The offer would continue to increase minimum rates to $14.25 in 2019 and $15 in 2020 — a 36 percent increase over the three-year span of the contract, representing one of the company’s most aggressive wage increases in its history.
“The company has been engaging in successful negotiations since Disneyland Park first opened, and we are proud of our long-standing history with labor unions. Negotiations are focused not only on wages, but also on working together to provide our cast members with a world-class experience. We look forward to productive negotiations with our unions as we set a foundation for our exciting future ahead,” added D’Amaro.
The Master Services Council represents cast members at both Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park and Downtown Disney. It includes cast members who work in attractions, store operations, custodial, main entrance, costuming, resort transportation & parking, onsite distribution center and select cast in team centers and bakery/confection.
The Master Services Council consists of the following labor unions:
- Teamsters Automotive, Industrial, Theme Park, Service Sector, and Allied Workers Local 495
- United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 324 (UFCW)
- Service Employees International Union – United Service Workers West (SEIU-USWW)
- Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers International Union, Local 83
The majority of hourly cast members at Disneyland Resort are represented by unions, so wages for other represented cast members will be negotiated as part of the normal bargaining process.