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Over 7,000 Disney Workers Cast Votes in Support of New Union Direction

  Over 7,000 Disney Workers Cast Votes in Support of New Union Direction   ORLANDO – In a first-of-its-kind poll, more than 7,000 employees cast ballots on Wednesday in support of their union’s new approach to contract negotiations for housekeepers, custodians and food and beverage workers at Walt Disney World Resort. With workers’ contract set to expire in March 2014, Wednesday’s ... Read more...
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Disney Union leaders endorse Contract Proposals

 On November 20, 2013, Shop Stewards and Committee members from UNITE HERE! Locals 362 and 737 gathered to discuss upcoming contract negotiations. After surveying 5,300 Disney Cast Members, close to 400 workplace leaders set priorities for the upcoming round of talks. Those priorities include addressing scheduling issues, promotions, workload, wage rates, and many other job specific issues. “We ... Read more...

Shop Stewards Meeting October 23rd 10:00, 1:00, 5:00 and 7:00

Local 737’s next Shop Stewards Meetings will be held October 23rd, 2013 at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM, at the Union Hall The address is: 1255 LaQuinta Dr. Suite 214 Orlando, FL 32809 Contact your Union Representative for more information, or call the receptionist at 407-857-0737 Ext. 10 Read more...

General Membership Meeting October 30th 10 :00 AM and 5:00 PM

Local 737’s next General Membership Meeting will be held October 30th, 2013 at 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM at the Union Hall. The address is: 1255 LaQuinta Dr. Suite 214 Orlando, FL 32809 Contact your Union Representative or Shop Steward for more information, or call the receptionist at 407-857-0737 Ext. 10     Read more...

Central Florida metro area job market is lowest-paying in country

In December 2001, three months after Central Florida’s economy was staggered by the attacks of 9-11, community leaders said it was time to fortify our low-wage work force with better-paying jobs. Twelve years on, there has been progress, but not enough to alter our economic DNA. In fact, Central Florida is now the lowest-paying major metro area in the country, according to federal data analyzed ... Read more...

Disney workers’ children urge Rubio: Push immigration plan

About 15-20 children of Walt Disney World workers gathered outside Orlando’s federal detention center Thursday to show U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio that they are the face of those seeking immigration reform from Washington. The children, whose parents are members of Disney’s largest union, UNITE HERE Locals 737 and 362, were part of an effort to send a message to Rubio that he should stand firm ... Read more...

Local 737 Leaders Push for Immigration Reform

With a bill for Comprehensive Immigration Reform moving through the U.S. Congress, leaders of Local 737 are asking local Congressman Daniel Webster to support reform efforts.  On Friday, May 31, several leaders who reside in Rep. Webster’s 10th Congressional District visited his office along with farmworkers and community activists.  Then on Monday, June 3, Local 737 returned to Rep. Webster’s ... Read more...

UNITE HERE Members Rally for Immigration Reform

On May 1, 2013, UNITE HERE Local 362 and Local 737 organized a community event called “Right to Work, Right to Live, Right to Stay Together.” Over 600 people gathered in the Iglesia Fuente de Agua Viva church on John Young Parkway where they rallied for laws that will protect workers, keep families together and allow hard-working immigrants to eventually become citizens.  U.S. Congressman Alan ... Read more...

Secretario del trabajo en lucha por aumento de salario mínimo

 El secretario interino del Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos  Seth Harris,  estuvo hoy en Orlando, impulsando la iniciativa que presentó el presidente Barack Obama, durante el discurso del estado de la Unión este año; el incremento del salario mínimo de $7.20 a $9.00 por hora.   Local 737 Shop Stewards Jose Castro from Coronado Springs and Alma Javier from Hollywood Studios ... Read more...

Orange leaders put sick-time measure to voters

Orange County leaders obeyed a sharply worded judicial ruling and voted 6-1 Tuesday to put a paid-sick-time referendum on the August 2014 primary ballot. A three-judge panel left room for little else when it ruled earlier this month that the board had violated the “plain meaning of its charter” by blocking the measure from the Nov. 6 election. “I’m asking us to do what I believe ... Read more...
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Local 737 Orlando, Florida
1255 La Quinta Drive, Suite 214
Orlando, Florida 32809
Tel. 407-857-0737