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ziggybaby
06-18-2007, 10:20 AM
Hi there :wave2:

Just heard that the Disneys CM's might be going on strike over pay.

Is this true, and if so, any planned dates

Hope it's just a rumour

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Alicnwondrln
06-18-2007, 10:21 AM
I thought they singed a new contract?
hm

betsywdw
06-18-2007, 10:23 AM
I hope not! I'm subscribing to hear what's up!

Leleluvsdis
06-18-2007, 11:40 AM
Did they just do this a couple years ago... I definetly hope it's just a rumor! Keep us posted

Tink's Pixieduster
06-18-2007, 03:13 PM
There's been discussion about this since May. Check here http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=18782176

Apparently a settlement was reached on June 7.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/custom/tourism/orl-mdisneyvote0707jun07,1,1753773.story?coll=orl-business-headlines-tourism

Disney unions accept contract
June 7, 2007

Unions representing about one-third of Walt Disney World's work force approved a three-year contract late Wednesday.

The vote was the second in a month for members of the Service Trades Council, a group of six unions that represents 21,000 full-time workers. It passed 3,056 to 2,676.

On May 18, workers rejected an identical proposed contract by about 2 percentage points, and the two sides extended their 2004 contract through June 20 as negotiations continued.

This time around, voters were more accepting of the contract's provisions, Service Trades Council President Morty Miller said.

"We're looking forward to working under the contract's terms," Miller said.

The results satisfied Disney officials, spokeswoman Kim Prunty said. "We are pleased with how the negotiations process went, and we're pleased with the outcome of the vote."

The contract is effective through Oct. 2, 2010.

The Teamsters Local 385, representing bus drivers, parking-lot attendants, costumed characters and a few others -- about 2,000 Disney employees -- spearheaded opposition to the pact, while leadership of the other five unions endorsed it.

Anxiety over a possible strike may have made workers willing to approve the same contract they rejected a few weeks ago, said Mike Stapleton, president of the Teamsters local. Still, the large number of votes against the contract shows many workers remain unhappy.

"I think a substantial number of Disney workers are disappointed," Stapleton said.

The unions supporting the pact were UNITE HERE 362; UNITE HERE 737; United Food and Commercial Workers; Transportation Communications International Union; and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts, Local 631, which represent employees as varied as vacation planners, food servers and lifeguards.

Key sticking points included wage scales and medical-plan costs. Many opponents, particularly workers at the higher pay grades, complained that the wage increases in the proposal can vanish after health-care costs are factored in.

Proponents said the overall pay increase, which averages about 4 percent, is a significant boost. They also said the proposed contract adequately controls rising health-care costs for those who need help the most -- single parents and families.

On Wednesday, Teamsters clashed with Disney World officials after they were told they set up their voting station in the wrong location and were asked to move. A Teamsters official said they were in the right place and said that Disney officials were trying to isolate Teamsters from members of other unions.

"They're just being difficult," said Donna-Lynn Dalton, recording secretary and business agent for Teamsters Local 385, as voting took place.

It was a miscommunication, and Teamsters were allowed to stay where they wished, Disney spokeswoman Jacquee Polak said.

klj27
06-18-2007, 03:14 PM
Glad that they came to an agreement!

ziggybaby
06-19-2007, 04:38 AM
There's been discussion about this since May. Check here http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=18782176

Apparently a settlement was reached on June 7.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/custom/tourism/orl-mdisneyvote0707jun07,1,1753773.story?coll=orl-business-headlines-tourism

Disney unions accept contract
June 7, 2007


:banana: Glad everythings sorted now :banana:

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