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Sun May 19, 2024, 08:54 AM May 19

Disneyland's character performers vote to unionize [View all]

Source: CBS News/AP

May 18, 2024 / 11:59 PM EDT

Workers who portray iconic Disney characters and perform in parades at the entertainment giant's Southern California theme parks have voted to join the Actors Equity Association, the union announced Saturday night.

In a National Labor Relations Board vote, 79% of the Disneyland Resort's cast members voted to join Equity, with 953 voting in favor and 258 against, the union said.

If there are no election challenges, the vote will be certified within a week, Equity said.

"The next step will be to collaborate with them (the workers) about improving health & safety, wages, benefits, working conditions and job security," Actors' Equity Association President Kate Shindle said in a statement. "After that we will meet with representatives of the Walt Disney Company to negotiate those priorities into a first contract."

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/disneyland-character-performerers-vote-to-unionize-anaheim-southern-california-actors-equity-association/

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