For immediate release
December 5, 2011
Contract effective once ratified by 2,100 Disneyland Resort hotel workers
ANAHEIM, CALIF. – December 5, 2011 – Disneyland Resort and UNITE HERE Local 11, the union representing 2,100 workers at the Resort’s three hotels, announced today that they have concluded negotiations on a mutually-agreeable, five-year collective bargaining agreement. The contract will be effective once voted upon and ratified by the Local 11 members at the resort. Both parties are urging a "yes" vote on this ratification.
The Disneyland Resort and UNITE HERE Local 11 issued this joint statement:
"We are pleased that we were able to craft a fair and comprehensive agreement that works for the Disneyland Resort, and most importantly, for the 2,100 union hotel workers who now have the security of working with a multi-year contract in place. While it has been a long journey, we were able to cooperate and reach compromises that were agreeable to all parties and benefitted the Local 11 cast members who help deliver an unparalleled level of service to our Disneyland Resort guests every day."
The new contract will include wage increases for Local 11 employees, affordable healthcare for workers and their families and decreased workloads for housekeepers. The new contract also provides job security and seniority protections for both full-time and part-time workers.
Disneyland Resort is proud of its long-standing history of positive relationships with its unions, which started prior to 1955. Currently, all 31 unions at the Disneyland Resort, representing about 17,000 of its 22,000 cast members, have contracts in place.
UNITE HERE Local 11 represents 20,000 hotel and food service workers in Los Angeles and Orange counties. UNITE HERE organizes to ensure workers win livable wages, affordable healthcare and a voice on the job.