We have formed a union to ensure that Disneyland is a fairer, safer place to work, so it can truly be the happiest place on earth.

This website is intended to give information to fellow Cast Members about Magic United. Members of the public looking for ways to support us can visit our Action Network page.

Equity Membership

Joining Equity not only supports the work of the union staff that works on your behalf, it also gives you a voice in the union’s governance along with access to membership benefits.

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About Membership

Have questions about membership? Learn more about the process and the benefits that come with being an Equity member.

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Join Equity

Equity provides a wide range of benefits that enhance both the professional and personal lives of our members.

Join Equity

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Representation

 

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Before we win that first contract – before you even officially become Equity members – you now have certain protections in place just by virtue of having voted in the union. These include your Weingarten Rights, which say that you are entitled to have a union representative in the room with you during any disciplinary meeting.

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We are working on establishing a steward structure, which will train Cast Members to serve as the union’s representative in Weingarten meetings. Watch your email (and this space) for information about becoming a steward and taking advantage of the union steward program.

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If something comes up in the meantime, you can email Christa Jackson, Equity’s Senior Business Rep overseeing the Disneyland contract, at cjackson@actorsequity.org, or call 323-978-8080 and we’ll make sure you get connected to the right person.

We also have a hotline specifically related to bullying, harassment or intimidation at work, which you can reach at 833-550-0030.

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Now that your union has been certified, Disney can not make changes to your working conditions without having a discussion with the union. If you believe a change is being inappropriately implemented, please reach out to Christa at cjackson@actorsequity.org, or 323-978-8080 x129 with details.

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Get Involved

There are a variety of ways to get involved with Magic United as we prepare to bargain our first contract with Disneyland.

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Run for a spot on the Bargaining Caucus

While every Cast Member will have input into what we put across the table in bargaining, the actual discussions with Disney will be conducted by an elected Bargaining Caucus made up of 23 people, with 23 alternates.

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Join the Contract Action Team (Coming Soon)

While the Bargaining Caucus is sitting across the table from Disneyland management hashing out the details of your first contract, the Contract Action Team will keep the rest of the Characters and Parades connected to what’s going on in the bargaining room and mobilize your fellow cast members when we need to take action.

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Sign up to be a union steward (Coming Soon)

Your Weingarten Rights say that you are entitled to have a union representative in the room with you during any disciplinary meeting. Our union steward program will train Cast Members to serve as the union’s representative in Weingarten meetings. Watch your email (and this website) for information about becoming a steward and taking advantage of the union steward program.

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The Road to Our First Contract

We hold the power to improve our workplace. Our current working conditions become the negotiating floor when bargaining starts. Share your vision for what you would like to see happen!

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Bargaining
Caucus

Now that we are formally unionized with Actors’ Equity Association, we can begin preparations for bargaining our first union contract with Disneyland.

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Talk with an
Organizer

Equity staff are working with us to make our union happen. Chat with them if you have questions about the process or want to get more involved.

Email Equity Staff

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Upcoming Events

We'll continue to add more events, so check back soon for more information.

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June 12 – 17: Voting for Bargaining Caucus

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Why we Want a Union

When we speak with a collective voice, we can have a clearer, more productive conversation with our employer. With Magic United, we can work together with each other and with Disney leadership to ensure our talents remain central to the Disneyland experience for the millions of guests we interact with each year.

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Cast Member Safety

We need enforceable policies to protect Cast Members from preventable injuries, and to be treated appropriately when we are sick or injured, including sufficient sick time. Management must improve the safety and sanitary conditions of our costumes, wigs, and workplaces.

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Appropriate Compensation

Magic doesn’t pay our rent. We must be able to live comfortably in the community where we work. It’s time for pay increases that keep pace with inflation and reflect the value of the World Class Experiences we bring to life for our Guests through our performances and storytelling throughout Disneyland Resort.

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Clear and Respectful Communication

We must be part of the discussion when decisions are made about our work. Leadership must be accessible to us, and their expectations must be clearly and consistently expressed and reinforced with appropriate training. Every Cast Member must be treated with respect regardless of seniority, role, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation.

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Fair Scheduling
and Job Security

Work schedules and desired availability must be well-defined and provided with sufficient notice. We call for reforming policies that harm part-time workers and older Cast Members. Disney must open more opportunities for full-time employment.

We are committed to proposing all of these positive changes, and we embrace our responsibility to engage in collective bargaining for the betterment of our workforce. While the path may present challenges, our steadfast commitment empowers us to adapt, learn and persist in our pursuit of achieving comprehensive and lasting improvements.

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