Disney World union workers approve contract setting ‘a new standard for the tourism industry’

It’s official. Disney World union workers have overwhelmingly approved a new five-year contract that raises the minimum pay to $18 an hour by the end of the year for current full-time workers. The previous minimum pay was $15 an hour.

Last week, the company and a union coalition representing nearly 45,000 Disney World workers reached a tentative deal that required the workers’ vote before the agreement could take effect.

Disney World workers cast ballots Wednesday with about 97% supporting the contract, the union announced later that night.

Both Disney and the union praised the contract that will eventually increase the starting

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