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Thousands of Disneyland workers to vote on strike

The unions represent workers at Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, Downtown Disney and the Disney hotels
/ 06:30 AM July 10, 2024

Disneyland Union

FILE – Visitors follow Mickey Mouse for photos at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. Disneyland workers have authorized a vote on whether to go on strike. FILE PHOTO (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Union officials representing 14,000 workers at Disneyland said Tuesday that they have authorized a vote on whether to go on strike.

The unions represent workers ranging from custodians and ride operators to candy makers and merchandise clerks at Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, Downtown Disney and the Disney hotels.

Union officials said their contract for the Anaheim theme park expired June 16 for some employees and Sept. 30 for others, and they have been negotiating with the company since April 24.

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A vote will take place next week on whether to go on strike, officials said.

The unions have also filed complaints of unfair labor practices.

“Our goal for negotiations has always been to reach an agreement with Disney – one that provides cast members with wages they need to live in Southern California, the respect they deserve for the years they’ve dedicated to the company and an attendance policy that works for everyone while keeping park guests safe,” the union leaders said in a statement.

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The unions said the company has instead “engaged in  multiple instances of conduct we allege are unfair labor practices, including unlawful discipline and intimidation and surveillance of union members exercising their right to wear union buttons at work.”

Disneyland officials issued the following statement: “We respect and value our cast members and recognize the important role they play in creating happiness for our guests. With the next meeting scheduled for July 22, we remain committed to continuing discussions and to reaching an agreement with the Master Services Council that focuses on what matters most to our current cast members, helps us attract new cast, and positions Disneyland Resort for growth and the creation of more jobs.” (CNS)

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