Disney workers rally for higher wages

ORLANDO, Fla. (WESH) - Hundreds of Disney housekeepers, restaurant workers and ride operators chanted "yes" -- fighting to get a new contract.

The union rally comes one week before negotiations with Disney for higher wages, more affordable benefits and improvements to pension plans.

Isaie Marc loves being a cook at Disney's All-Star resort, but says he struggles to support his two children.

"Two thirds of our people we represent, they're not making enough money, they're making less than $10 an hour, so hopefully the company will look at that," Marc said.

Disney claims many of the union workers who make less than $10 an hour only work part time. The company says despite complaints, many of the union workers have chosen to remain at Disney a decade or more.

"The majority of service trade council cast members have been with the company over 10 years, which is higher than the average for this type of role, so they are staying here with us because we offer not only a leading pay and benefits package but also we offer great programs like on-site child care and an on-site clinic."


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