The fight for higher wages at Walt Disney World makes it into the papers. Disney is now offering the lowest starting wage of the three major themeparks in Central Florida and continues to having staffing woes. These woes are putting the pressure on current employees who have to work longer hours. Now the unions are going public with their request.

Disney launched a hiring blitz in recent months that featured job fairs and bonuses to workers who refer new hires.

Miller said those tactics ignore the real reason Disney can’t hire and
retain enough workers: compensation. He said 20 percent of the workers
he represents earn less than $7 an hour.

Get on board Disney. Even a 5% across the board raise would go a long way to solving your hiring woes, a 10% raise would be even better. (link)


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