Service & Solidarity Spotlight: Disneyland Character Workers Vote to Join Equity

Disney workers join Actors' Equity

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A majority of the Disney amusement park character workers voted to join with Actors’ Equity Association (Equity) on Saturday. The vote was 953–258. The workers are seeking to address safety concerns, increase wages, adjust scheduling policies and have easier access to health insurance.

“They say that Disneyland is ‘the place where dreams come true,’ and for the Disney cast members who have worked to organize a union, their dream came true today,” said Equity President Kate Shindle. “The next step will be to collaborate with them about improving health and safety, wages, benefits, working conditions and job security. After that we will meet with representatives of the Walt Disney Company to negotiate those priorities into a first contract.”