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Walt Disney World Musicians Agree to 6 Year Deal with Resort

Members of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM), Local 389, have voted to approve a new labor agreement with Walt Disney World Resort that extends through June 2018. The agreement between Walt Disney World Resort and the 400 members of Local 389 includes guaranteed pay raises for cast members each of the next six years and bonus pay of up to $750.

“The positive working relationship between Walt Disney World and Local 389 is the centerpiece of our success,” said Mike Avila, president of AFM, Local 389. “We’re pleased we could come together on an agreement that meets the needs of both Disney and our musicians.”

“Throughout every step of the negotiation process the team at AFM, Local 389 worked hard with us to find common ground,” said Steve Eisenhardt, vice president of labor relations for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “Our new agreement recognizes the unique contributions the musicians make at Walt Disney World Resort and helps set up our musicians and our company for success in the coming years.”

For more than 40 years, Walt Disney World Resort has maintained a positive working relationship with unions and regards their members as a key part of the company’s business success. Across the resort, 18 unions currently represent approximately 36,000 Cast Members.

Previously: How to become a Walt Disney World musician.

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  4. Thanks for this info! Do you know if copies of the contracts the face character performers agree to are online anywhere? Which union are they in?

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