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Walt Disney World boosts its minimum wage to $15 Walt Disney World boosts its minimum wage to $15
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The deal is a rare win for beleaguered U.S. labor unions and another alarm for those who fear automation The deal is a rare win for beleaguered U.S. labor unions and another alarm for those who fear automation
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<b>On August 26, the Walt Disney Company agreed to pay workers at Walt Disney World a minimum wage of $15 an hour by 2021 </b><a href="https://money.cnn.com/2018/08/25/news/companies/walt-disney-world-minimum-wage/index.html"><b>(CNN)</b></a><b>. After a year of negotiations between the company and</b><b> a group of unions (including the </b><a href="https://www.uniteherelocal362.org/"><b>Service Trades Council Union</b></a><b>) that represents 38,000 service workers at the park (<a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/25/business/disney-world-minimum-wage-union.html"><em>The New York Times</em></a>), tens of thousands of workers in the Florida amusement park and nearby resorts will receive a pay bump. </b> <b>On August 26, the Walt Disney Company agreed to pay workers at Walt Disney World a minimum wage of $15 an hour by 2021 </b><a href="https://money.cnn.com/2018/08/25/news/companies/walt-disney-world-minimum-wage/index.html"><b>(CNN)</b></a><b>. After a year of negotiations between the company and</b><b> a group of unions (including the </b><a href="https://www.uniteherelocal362.org/"><b>Service Trades Council Union</b></a><b>) that represents 38,000 service workers at the park (<a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/25/business/disney-world-minimum-wage-union.html"><em>The New York Times</em></a>), tens of thousands of workers in the Florida amusement park and nearby resorts will receive a pay bump. </b>
<span style="font-weight: 400;">Senator Bernie Sanders, who advocates for raising the minimum wage to $15 a hour nationwide, </span><a href="https://twitter.com/BernieSanders/status/1034180857660166152"><span style="font-weight: 400;">hailed the news</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> as a victory for those who are “sick and tired of working longer hours for lower wages.” </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">The average wage among park workers is currently $11 an hour, with many workers living in impoverished conditions according to reports in </span><em><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/27/us/disneyland-employees-wages.html"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The New York Times</span></a></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span>  <span style="font-weight: 400">Senator Bernie Sanders, who advocates for raising the minimum wage to $15 a hour nationwide, </span><a href="https://twitter.com/BernieSanders/status/1034180857660166152"><span style="font-weight: 400">hailed the news</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400"> as a victory for those who are “sick and tired of working longer hours for lower wages.” </span><span style="font-weight: 400">The average wage among park workers is currently $11 an hour, with many workers living in impoverished conditions according to reports in </span><em><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/27/us/disneyland-employees-wages.html"><span style="font-weight: 400">The New York Times</span></a></em><span style="font-weight: 400">.</span>
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<span style="font-weight: 400;">The deal is a rare win for </span><a href="https://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2016/union-membership-in-the-united-states/pdf/union-membership-in-the-united-states.pdf"><span style="font-weight: 400;">beleaguered American labor unions, </span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">which have struggled to combat stagnant wages and historic lows in union membership.</span>  <span style="font-weight: 400">The deal is a rare win for </span><a href="https://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2016/union-membership-in-the-united-states/pdf/union-membership-in-the-united-states.pdf"><span style="font-weight: 400">beleaguered American labor unions, </span></a><span style="font-weight: 400">which have struggled to combat stagnant wages and historic lows in union membership.</span>
<span style="font-weight: 400;">Not everyone sees a victory in the pay increase. Many economists argue increases in the minimum wage will </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">accelerate the automation </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">of unskilled jobs </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">(<a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/minimum-wage-increases-spur-fast-food-chains-to-consider-automation-2018-1">Business Insider</a>). </span></i>  <span style="font-weight: 400">Not everyone sees a victory in the pay increase. Some argue that increases in the minimum wage will </span><span style="font-weight: 400">accelerate the automation </span><span style="font-weight: 400">of unskilled jobs </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400">(<a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/minimum-wage-increases-spur-fast-food-chains-to-consider-automation-2018-1">Business Insider</a>). </span></i>
<strong>Help report on what it means that Walt Disney World workers will receive a higher minimum wage.</strong> <strong>Help report on what it means that Walt Disney World workers will receive a higher minimum wage.</strong>
<h2><strong>Questions to pursue</strong></h2> <h2><strong>Questions to pursue</strong></h2>
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<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How were union negotiations successful in raising the wage floor at Walt Disney World to $15?</span></li>   <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How were union negotiations successful in raising the wage floor at Walt Disney World to $15?</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Is there evidence that jobs at Walt Disney World are being automated? If so, which ones?</span></li>   <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Is there evidence that jobs at Walt Disney World are being automated? If so, which ones?</span></li>
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