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Disneyland’s character performers vote to unionize

Disneyland’s character performers vote to unionize


Staff who painting iconic Disney characters and carry out in parades on the leisure big’s Southern California theme parks have voted to affix the Actors Fairness Affiliation, the union introduced Saturday night time.

In a Nationwide Labor Relations Board vote, 79% of the Disneyland Resort’s forged members voted to affix Fairness, with 953 voting in favor and 258 towards, the union stated.

If there are not any election challenges, the vote will likely be licensed inside every week, Fairness stated.

“The subsequent step will likely be to collaborate with them (the employees) about enhancing well being & security, wages, advantages, working situations and job safety,” Actors’ Fairness Affiliation President Kate Shindle stated in a press release. “After that we are going to meet with representatives of the Walt Disney Firm to barter these priorities into a primary contract.”

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Mickey Mouse greets guests to California Journey in Anaheim, California, on April 24, 2024.

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Fairness already represents character performers at Walt Disney World in Orlando, in addition to these with Disney on Broadway.

A lot of the greater than 35,000 staff at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, house of the corporate’s first theme park, have already got unions. Parade and character staff introduced their plans to unionize in February to deal with security considerations and scheduling, amongst different points.

Anaheim’s Disneyland Resort staff who painting characters have been non-union staff since Disneyland first opened in 1955, Fairness stated.

Disney has a significant presence in Anaheim, the place it operates two theme parks — Disneyland and Disney California Journey — in addition to a procuring and leisure space known as Downtown Disney. Disneyland, the corporate’s oldest park, was the world’s second-most visited theme park in 2022, internet hosting 16.8 million folks, in keeping with a report by the Themed Leisure Affiliation and AECOM.

Fairness, based in 1913, says it represents greater than 51,000 actors and stage managers nationwide. 

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