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A group of unions said the Walt Disney World workers they represent should vote against the contract offer from the entertainment company, according to a media advisory.
The six unions, which are members of the Service Trades Council Union (STCU) and represent 45,000 Disney World employees, are "recommending that our members vote no on Disney’s contract proposal to keep fighting for the raises workers need," according to the media advisory posted Friday by union Unite Here. The vote is slated to take place in the coming week.
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In the advisory, the unions said Disney was "proposing raises of $1 a year for most workers," something they argued was "not enough to pay for the cost-of-living crisis that workers are facing in Central Florida." The unions said they were conducting a press conference on the matter late Friday afternoon.
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"In the simplest term, we are looking for a wage increase that respects the inflationary pressures that the Workers at Walt Disney World have faced in the past year," Paul Cox, president of IATSE Local 631, told FOX Business.