Disney representatives say the average employee already makes more than $13 an hour when overtime and premiums are taken into account.
Entry-level employees also make nearly $2 an hour more than the Florida minimum wage, the company argued.
Disney cast members were not thrilled with the company’s 2.5 percent offer.
“It’s disappointing,” Magic Kingdom parking hostess Susie Easton said. “And I speak on behalf of all my fellow cast members when I say we deserve more.”
Bus driver Steven Brainard argued that Disney makes enough money to give employees a sizable bump in pay.
“It’s sickening how they make millions and they give us little pennies here and there,” he said.
Disney spokeswoman Andrea Finger said she was confident that the two sides can find common ground when negotiations continue on Sept. 19.
“We’re going to continue to negotiate in good faith with the union to reach a fair and reasonable agreement,” she said.
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