Unions Reach a Tentative Contract Settlement with Disneyland Resort

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After a march into the entrance of the theme park early this month, Disneyland custodial worker Robin Canada chants along with fellow Disneyland workers from unions protesting the lack of progress in negotiations with Disney. (Allen Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Reprinted from The Los Angeles Times by 

Walt Disney Company reached a tentative settlement Monday with three unions at the Disneyland Resort, putting an end to a contentious dispute that attracted the attention of Senator Bernie Sanders and prompted a ballot measure to require the Burbank media giant to pay resort workers a “living wage.”

Although details of the settlement were not disclosed, the agreement appears to end a heated, months-long contract dispute with about 9,700 employees who work in the eateries and retail shops, operate the attractions and provide maintenance at the two Anaheim theme parks, the Disney hotels and nearby shopping district.

“The Disneyland Resort and Master Services Council are proud to have reached a tentative agreement, which we are hopeful will be ratified later this week,” the park and the council that represents the workers said in a joint statement. “We have had a successful history of working together since Disneyland Park opened in 1955, and this contract continues that shared commitment to cast members.”

Union members vote on the proposed contract Thursday. …

LA Times 7/23

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