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Disney Cancels 4-Diamond Luxury Hotel

Disney today announced it is cancelling the 700-room 4-Diamond luxury hotel it was planning to build at the west end of Downtown Disney. The project constituted a $700 million investment that would have created 5,050 temporary jobs and 3,434 permanent jobs. Disneyland Resort spokesperson Lisa Haines said via a statement: “We’ve taken the time to review the economics of our ...

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UNITE-HERE Ratifies $15 Minimum Wage Pact; Disneyland Rolling Out Affordable Health Care Options

This weekend, UNITE-HERE Local 11 members voted to ratify a five year agreement with the Disneyland Resort that will increase their starting wage to $15 beginning January of 2019 – three years prior to state law mandating such an increase. The agreement provides a 40% minimum wage increase over two years, and housekeepers will have their minimum wage rise to ...

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Disney, UNITE-HERE Local 11 Reach Agreement On Minimum Wage Hikes As High As $15.85

The Disneyland Resort and UNITE-HERE Local 11 – the militant union that represents primarily hotel workers – have reached tentative agreement on a contract that will boost the minimum wage for nearly all Local 11 members to at least $15 an hour, with housekeepers getting an immediate bump to $15.85.  Employees would also receive the $1,000 bonus payment provided as ...

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Consequences of Ending Disney Tax Incentive Agreements

Last week, Disneyland Resort President Josh D’Amaro informed the City of Anaheim the company wished to dissolve its tax incentive agreements with the city, specifically the 30-year gate tax moratorium that was part of its agreement to invest up to $2 billion in the Disneyland Resort (including Star Wars Land) and 2) and the TOT rebate agreement for the 4-Diamond hotel ...

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No Cost Education Program Launches for Hourly Disneyland Cast Members

Disney Aspire, a new education program designed to make it easier for hourly cast members to pursue higher education or vocational training, opened enrollment last week. One of the most comprehensive education programs of its kind, the $50 million initiative, with up to $25 million in annual funding going forward, includes a full range of programs and certificates that do ...

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OC Register Columnist: Disney Had No Choice But Halt 4-Diamond Hotel Project

Jonathan Lansner, the OC Register’s veteran real estate columnist, wrote today that Disney had no choice but to pull back plans for Anaheim luxury hotel. Some key excerpts from the column, which Register subscribers can access here: Disneyland’s luxury hotel in Anaheim wasn’t a financial no-brainer to start with. So a last-minute pullback of a controversial city tax break would, at ...

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Disney Puts 4-Diamond Hotel On Indefinite Hold, Citing Hostile City Business Climate

According to media reports, Disney is putting its 4-Diamond hotel project on indefinite hold due to a hostile and volatile business climate in the Anaheim Resort. The 700-room, $625 million luxury project, located next to Downtown Disney, would have been Disney’s fourth hotel in the Disneyland Resort and included a large parking structure (which is separate from the 5,500 space ...

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Disneyland Resort Secures Agreement With 9,700 Employees For One Of Highest Minimum Wages In U.S.

The Disneyland Resort and the Master Services Council – the union representing approximately one-third of Disneyland Resort employees – announced union members have voted to approve a contract that will boost members’ minimum wage to $15 per hour by January 1, 2019. Under the terms of the agreement, Master Services Council members – 9,700 cast members employed in eateries and retail ...

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Disneyland Reaches Tentative Agreement With 9,700 Employees

The Los Angeles Times is reporting the Disneyland Resort has reached a tentative agreement with the Master Services Council: Although details of the settlement were not disclosed, the agreement appears to end a heated, months-long contract dispute with about 9,700 employees who work in the eateries and retail shops, operate the attractions and provide maintenance at the two Anaheim theme ...

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