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Disneyland: the characters of the amusement park win this victory against management

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May19,2024

This is a big victory” and “their dream came true today “…There you go the words spoken after the characters, or rather the artists who bring the characters to life within their meaning. Disneyland, won this standoff against management. Explanations.

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Magic United: the union of Mickey & Co.

Indeed, last February, while the 35,000 employees of Disneyland Resort in California are unionized, the Cast Members who bring the characters to life in the parks and during the parades, announced that they were joining the union. want to unionizeà take their turn to respond to security concerns. and schedule. Thus, last month, the employees who hide under the costumes of Mickey and company declared have successfully completed collect enough signatures to support their campaign to form a union.

Disneyland: the characters of the amusement park win this victory against the management

Indeed, 1700 artists who work in the Disney theme park in California have submitted their request. a request to the United States National Labor Relations Board with a vote that has just been held. Employees who have requested à to form a union demanded à the Walt Disney Company to recognize their entity under the name Magic United.

Disneyland: the characters of the amusement park achieve this victory against management

Pro-union and pro-Disney Cast Members

This Saturday, it is through a press release; that Kate Shindle, president of the Actors' Equity Association, with whom the union was formed, that we learn that the artists who animate the characters have managed to achieve this goal. join a union:

These workers are on the front lines of the customer experience, they are the human beings who create unforgettable memories when your children kiss a character or when your family watches a parade near the castle .

For employees to be able to form a union, Cast Members had to obtain 50% plus one vote. Of the 1700 eligible employees, more than 1200 voted. with 953 votes for unionization and 258 against.

Disneyland: the characters of the amusement park win this victory against management

For Kate Shindle it is “an incredible victory” and she recalls that “these Cast Members are both pro-union and pro-Disney “. They are eager to negotiate with their employer to improve working conditions and the guest experience. The union hopes to obtain progress on health and safety. and security, the question of salaries and social benefits which are the points at stake. address as a priority during the future meeting with representatives of the Walt Disney Company. This new union will certainly make it possible toavoid unfair dismissals as had been the case previously. the case recently at Disneyland Paris.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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