Walt Disney World Reaches Deal with Union to Increase Starting Wages to $15 an Hour by 2021

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The Orlando Sentinel reports that Walt Disney World has, after about a year of negotiating, reached an agreement with its largest union.

Members of the Service Trades Council Union, a coalition of six locals that represent 38,000 employees, will vote on the new contract Sept. 5 and Sept. 6. If approved, union workers will see their starting wages rise from $10 an hour to $11 by December. Starting wages will further increase to $13 an hour in September 2019, $14 in October 2020 and finally reach $15 an hour in October 2021.

The proposed contract would expire in 2022.

Debra Martin Koma wrote about food, travel and lifestyle issues for a number of local and national publications before she fell in love with Walt Disney World on her first visit — when she was 34! She's returned to her Laughing Place more times than she can count in the ensuing years, and enthusiastically shares her passion with readers of AllEars.Net and AllEars®. Deb also co-authored (along with Deb Wills) PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line, a travel guide designed for all travelers to Walt Disney World who may require special attention, from special diets to mobility issues.

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