Disneyland Security is getting a big raise
Last week, The explosion reported a salary increase Walt Disney World Disney College Program participants.
Now, several actors will soon receive a salary increase.
Disneyland Security will receive an $8 increase
According to the Orange County Register , security guards at the Disneyland Resort will soon receive an $8-an-hour raise that will be phased in over the next two years.
The initial $6 increase took effect on April 1, 2023. The next $1 increase will take effect on April 1, 2024, with another $1 increase on April 1, 2025. Once the wage increase goes into effect, the minimum wage will be $26/hour. Before the deal, Disneyland security guards had a starting wage of $18.10 an hour.
“We are more than satisfied with the wage increases we were able to negotiate,” said David Hickey, International President of the Safety, Police and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA), regarding the pay increase agreement.
The SPFPA represents more than 1,300 Disneyland Resort security personnel.
“There’s been a change in the attitude to getting into work, which is forcing companies to pay more,” Hickey said. “Negotiations are underway at Disney World in Florida. There, too, they expect a serious wage increase.” He said they also have plans to improve the schedule.
He continued: “Due to COVID-19, companies have struggled to schedule enough people when some employees don’t or can’t come to work. Our union will work with Disneyland to get more input into the schedule. Our history with Disney across the country will help us deal with any issues that may arise.”
Disney’s hourly minimum wage has increased
This news comes just days after Cast Members and the company agreed to an hourly wage increase. Disney Cast Members now receive a minimum wage of $17 an hour, with a promise of $18 an hour by December 2023. In addition, Disney Cast Members will receive at least a $5.50 raise over the next five years under the new agreement, with the first $3. It was promised by December 2023.
Walt Disney World President Jeff Vahle released a statement announcing the union, sharing, “Our cast members have always been at the heart of the Walt Disney World experience, and we are thrilled to have been approved overwhelmingly with the support of the union. it’s a new five-year agreement that will significantly increase wages, as well as our leading benefits program, which includes affordable health care and more. Frontline actors can also access 100 percent paid higher education tuition through the Disney Aspire program.”
Participants in the Walt Disney World College program are also getting a raise, as they are paid $16 an hour for their work at the most magical place on Earth. This is an increase of $2/hour from the previous rate of $14/hour.
“We are pleased to share that Disney College Program hourly rates are increasing,” Disney Programs shared in a Facebook post. “Beginning June 4, all participants in the Disney College program will receive a starting hourly rate of $16, which will increase by two dollars per hour. This increase applies to current and future participants in the program.”
For more information about the Disney College Program, visit the official website here.