Disney World To Begin Union Contract Negotiations

LAKE BUENA VISTA (CBSMiami/AP) — Walt Disney World officials are scheduled to begin contract negotiations with representatives of some of the people who help make it the “The Most Magical Place on Earth.”

The contract talks between Disney World and its unionized employees start Monday. Workers covered in the contract include housekeeper, ride operators, fast food workers, cooks, dishwashers, beverage workers, custodians, ticket-takers and vacation planners.

The contract covers about 24,000 fulltime unionized Disney World workers in the Orlando area. A separate contract will be hammered out by the unions and the resort’s 12,000 unionized part-time workers.

The resort employees more than 60,000 workers in total.

The current contract ends at the end of March.

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