The company said its offer will guarantee cast members close to 10% of an average increase immediately, but workers said that is not enough.
In a statement to FOX 35, a Disney spokesperson said, "This very strong offer provides our Cast Members with a nearly 10% average increase immediately and guaranteed raises for the next four years with every single non-tipped Cast Member promised at least a $20 starting wage during the contract, and the majority seeing a 33% to 46% increase during that time."
All six unions representing workers in the Service Trades Council Union (STCU) are recommending that members vote no on Disney's contract proposal to keep fighting for a better pay rate.
A press release from the union states:
"Disney is proposing raises of $1 a year for most workers, but $1 is not enough to pay for the cost-of-living crisis that workers are facing in Central Florida. Rent and other expenses have skyrocketed, leaving workers in a state of emergency. This offer leaves behind a clear majority of the workforce and would offer only a $1 raise to over 30,000 cast members."
But Disney said 25% of non-tipped STCU roles will reach $20 an hour wages in the first year of the contract with nearly one-third of STCU cast members seeing an hourly wage increase by 16%.
Disney's offer also includes the current pension and introduces an additional 401K option.
The union is urging Disney to pay its workers an immediate $18 an hour.