Unions for service workers at Walt Disney World reached a tentative deal with the company recently that would raise the starting minimum wage from $15 to $18 an hour by year-end in a pact that could set the basement for starting pay throughout central Florida's sprawling tourism industry. The contract with the service workers covers the costumed performers who perform as Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters, bus drivers, culinary workers, lifeguards, theatrical workers and hotel housekeepers, representing more than half of the 70,000-plus workforce at Disney World.

Read Full Story