Disney World workers reject proposed contract
Published: May 19, 2007 at 2:02 PM
The previous contract expired last month, but Disney cast members will continue to work under its terms until a new deal is struck.
Most of the unions representing Disney World employees supported the proposed deal, but the Teamsters, who represent bus drivers, among others, withheld it support. In the end, that helped sink the deal, which lost by a close 2,870-2,583 vote, according to the Orlando Sentinel. (The deal would have covered about 21,000 workers, so one can see that vote turnout was pretty low.)
Union reps and Disney management will now reopen negotiations in an effort to get a new deal before one side turns to a strike or lock-out.