Bargaining Caucus

Now that we are formally unionized with Actors’ Equity Association, we can begin preparations for bargaining our first union contract with Disneyland.

While every Cast Member will have input into what we put across the table in bargaining, the actual discussions with Disney will be conducted by an elected Bargaining Caucus made up of 23 people, with 23 alternates. Every member of our bargaining unit – that is, everyone who works in Characters and Parades – will have the opportunity to run for a spot in the caucus, and everyone in the unit will get to vote.

There will also be other ways to get involved in the negotiation like serving on the contract action team or even just submitting a survey and attending a town hall.

Your Bargaining Caucus

Characters

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Team Alternate
Ronald "Ronnie" Kinlock Michelle Levert
Colin Hicks Max Foster
GR Sculpted
Team Alternate
Andrew Cano Johnny Blue Alistair
Host
Team Alternate
Jorge Castilla Madison Huckaby
Angela Nichols Brandon Edward Dunbar
Show Host
Team Alternate
Cherish-Sally Mutua Barbie Patterson
Look-Alike
Team Alternate
Mai T. Vo Bryant Melton
Reba Andrews Willie Higgins
DL Lead
Team Alternate
Adam Hefner Clyde Capilouto
DCA Lead
Team Alternate
Julia Rivera Snow Sylar Davis
Scheduler
Team Alternate
Daniel J. Webb Deandra Castro
Trainer
Team Alternate
Tiffany Dunn Shantall Segura
At-large Dining
Team Alternate
Demmi Ross Chloe Williamson
At-large Character Events
Team Alternate
Natalie Duarte Tina Shioji
At-large
Team Alternate
Jeffrey Dunn Tyler Moore

Parades

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Team Alternate
Dalton Johnson Ashley Buttrey
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Team Alternate
Courtney Griffith Carmina Garay
Dancer
Team Alternate
Daniel Mayeux Brooke Lester
Trainer
Team Alternate
Meredith Baldwin Christopher Chavez
Lead
Team Alternate
Jeffrey Hurley Larissa Lee Gadda
At-large DCA
Team Alternate
Troy Carpenter Tan (Anthony) Tan-Torres
At-large DL
Team Alternate
Kimberlee Benton Spencer Purdy
At-large Fantasmic
Team Alternate
Cassandra Rawlinson Chase Thomas

Electing the Bargaining Caucus

Voting will take place between June 12 and June 17 via an online platform. Bargaining Caucus members will be seated in order from those with most votes to those with least. For example, if Parade Lead 1 received 200 votes and Parade Lead 2 received 100 votes, then Parade Lead 1 will be on the team, and Parade Lead 2 will be Alternate #1.

Every unit member will be able to vote for up to 23 people, regardless of role or department. The team will be seated starting with the candidate who received the highest total number of votes, who will be assigned to an open seat they are running for based on their stated preference. The process will continue until all eligible seats are filled.

Responsibilities of the Bargaining Caucus

Bargaining Caucus members (including alternates) should be prepared to commit five to eight hours a week from the time they are elected through the ratification of the contract, which we hope will happen in the fall but could take longer depending on how bargaining goes. We expect the Bargaining Caucus to begin meeting June 24, so we can get a survey about bargaining priorities out to the full unit in early July. Caucus members can expect to attend weekly meetings and put in additional work outside of meeting times (reviewing materials, speaking with fellow Cast Members, etc.).

Bargaining Caucus Team Members and Alternates will:

  1. Review survey and focus group data to formulate bargaining priorities.
  2. Plan negotiating strategy.
  3. Take any applicable bargaining training.
  4. Review and analyze proposals as put together by Equity staff based on the priorities identified by the caucus.
  5. Review, amend, and approve a starting proposal package.
  6. Review ongoing proposals both to and from Disney management.
  7. Be public about their participation in the team to allow other Cast Members opportunities to speak to them. (This could include being listed on the website.)
  8. Attend weekly meetings to prepare proposals and be willing to volunteer time during bargaining to serve on the team. Bargaining dates and times will be coordinated with Disney management, factoring in our own team’s availability as well.
  9. Expect about five to eight hours of work a week – including meetings, bargaining, reading/writing proposals, speaking with unit members, etc.

Important Dates