Disney World Union Votes Again June 6

The Service Trades Council, which represents 21,000 of the 50,000 jobs at Walt Disney World, will vote for a second time on a new contract June 6th. The previous vote was defeated by a 2% margin of just a few hundred votes and I think Disney and the Unions are hoping that a re-vote will swing the other way. No word yet if the Teamsters union opposes this contract, but I suspect they do since it is largely the same as the offer previously rejected.

A decent wage increase for long term employees seems to be the main issue here. Long term front line employees are more likely to be active in the union, thats why the previous offer was refused. But a 2% margin isn’t likely to be enough to muster a strike either. It’s anyone’s guess which way this vote will go.

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