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ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) – If a new contract proposal is approved, the starting minimum wage at Walt Disney World would increase to $15 an hour by 2021.

New details emerged Monday about the contract proposal that Disney World’s unionized workers will vote on next week.

Existing workers would see their wages increase by at least $4.75 an hour by the time the contract ends in 2022. The deal would also allow Walt Disney World to hire more part-time workers. It would take, however, longer for new workers to transfer jobs.

The deal covers more than half of the Florida resort’s 70,000 workers. It was reached late last week after about a year of negotiations.

If the contract is ratified, Florida workers each will receive a $1,000 bonus that Disney had paid to other workers following last year’s tax cut by Congress.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

  1. Tory Rosso says:

    According to the Disney website CryoFreezer33, this is exactly the same deal (i.e., just an 50¢ raise now) that union members overwhelmingly turned down at several times last year before negotiations with Disney even began.

    It seems the union representatives sold out and betrayed their members to be in bed with the Walt Disney Co., and Disney is trying to pull the wool over the public’s eye on how bad a deal this is.

    This deal, which gives Disney workers $15 in three whole years, is a complete farce. Why isn’t Disney giving their workers $15/hour now? It’s nowhere near a “living wage” that they need now.

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