After a long and difficult period of negotiation, that included the union putting a living-wage measure on the Anaheim city ballot, the Disneyland Resort has reached agreement with its largest labor unions for a minimum wage rate increase of 40 percent within two years of… Read More »Disneyland and its largest labor unions reach agreement for higher wages
When Disneyland opened in 1955 each of the parks 600 employees was given a badge to wear in the park to identify them as employees to guests. The badges have the familiar shape that we know today, but no name. Instead they were metal pieces… Read More »Walt Disney World makes over 100,000 name badges a year, here’s how
Most hourly and salary employees at The Walt Disney Company will find a little extra cheese in their paychecks this year. The company is making two $500 bonus payments to its 125,000 employees. Additionally, Disney will launch a new higher education tuition assistance program for… Read More »Disney offers 125,000 employees $1000 bonus and more tuition assistance.
While no where near as physically exhausting as the Canoe boat races, the ‘it’s a small world’ rubber duck race has gained its own cast member allure in the 5 years its been running. Cast members sponsor and decorate their ducks and then race them… Read More »The Happiest Rubber Duck Race on Earth Raises Money for Children
When you have a cast of 60,000 employees managing their care and well-being can be quite a challenge. This is one area where Disney has been known to excel. From Health & Wellness centers on property to safety and risk management programs, Disney Parks is a known leader. Finally getting some recognition for that is Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Chief Medical Officer Pamela Hymel, M.D. who was named the 2011 recipient of Global Leadership in Corporate Health Award, recognizing her career as a proponent of workplace health and wellness in leading U.S. companies.
At Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Dr. Hymel is responsible for integrating a segment-wide health and wellness strategy for Disney’s parks and resorts which includes Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Lines and Disney Vacation Clubs. She is also responsible for implementing a segment-wide electronic medical record, with integration into risk management, safety and HRIS systems as well as developing standardized practices and processes with a focus on improved efficiency, outcomes and cost effectiveness.
For guests, the water craft choices on the Magic Kingdom’s rivers of America is down to one – The Liberty Belle sternwheeler. Keel Boats and Canoes are all but distant memories. The dock for the canoes has been converted to a smoking area and the… Read More »Cast Member Canoe Race Tradition Continues at Disney World
I don’t know how it is where you work, but the third shift crew often gets the least recognition in proportion to their responsibilities just due to the fact that they’re out of sight and out of mind. At Disneyland the acknowledge the hard work… Read More »Disneyland fetes Third Shift Cast Members
Disney has agreed to a contract that ensures yearly raises for the employees in its largest union – the Master Services Council. This includes 6500 employees who work in the two theme parks. Meanwhile the situation drags on with Unite Here who is fighting for… Read More »Disneyland draws quick contract with largest union