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“Dreams come true,” as Disneyland character workers unionize

Chris Garlock | Published on 5/24/2024

An overwhelming majority of the Disneyland Resort cast members who bring the magic of the amusement park to life voted to form a union on Saturday with Actors’ Equity Association. “They say that Disneyland is ‘the place where dreams come true,’ and for the Disney cast members who have worked to organize a union, their dream came true today,” said Actors’ Equity Association president Kate Shindle, The new bargaining unit—named Magic United—includes about 1,700 workers who perform as beloved characters at the park, as well as the staff members who supervise interactions between park visitors and characters and train these performers.

- AFL-CIO Daily Brief

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