Unions clash with Disney over classification and pay of parade workers

Posted Thursday, September 8, 2016 9:01 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The Teamsters Local 385 says it wants the women who accompany characters in the Festival of Fantasy parade at Magic Kingdom to get "mover pay" – 50 cents an hour extra – that's typically given to parade dancers. A union representative says, "They are doing intricate footwork."

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016 12:39 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

You mean you guys were just happy to have what you did and didn't spend your time worrying and complaining about what others had?

What the hell is wrong with you!?


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Wednesday, September 14, 2016 1:15 PM

"Spiel pay?" Wait a minute...I didn't get spiel pay. Now I'm starting to think I was screwed.

(On the flip side...I got "Jungle Groupies" so maybe I still made out better.)

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016 1:45 PM

They called it spiel pay but I actually think it was because we were driving the vehicles around the animals, since none of the other spiel attractions got it. Call it multitasking pay I guess.

The safari driver thing was a great just got out of college gig when I was in my early 20s. I worked my way up a bit in the company in the years that followed and realized the lifestyle just wasn't for me. I am glad to no longer be with the company and now have a much healthier work-life balance in my current job, but I definitely had some good times while I was there.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016 10:55 PM
rollergator's avatar

Lord Gonchar said:

I was just taking a snarky sidetrack with the discussion based on Gator's "wink wink" post.

Oh, did I wink? Maybe it was just a slow blink?

The key term in favor of the upgrade in classification and pay is "unions." Discussing free market economics as though it were interchangeable with the economic realities of the world is ludicrous. Get represented or get.........hmmm, COPPA and all.....taken advantage of. Yeah, that's the term....


You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

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