IATSE Union Authorizes First-Ever Nationwide Strike; 2,000 Disney World Cast Members Could Be Impacted

UPDATE: IATSE Local 631 will not strike at Walt Disney World. Our original article continues below.

As always, keep checking back with us here at BlogMickey.com as we continue to bring you the latest news and photos from around the Disney Parks!

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees announced today that 60,000 members who work in television and film production across the country have voted—by a nearly unanimous margin—to grant IATSE International President Matthew Loeb the authority to call a strike. This is the first time in IATSE’s 128-year history that members of the union have authorized a nationwide strike.

According to the IATSE Local 631 union website, IATSE Local 631 represents around 2,000 Cast Members at Walt Disney World who work in Cosmetology, Costuming, Technician, and Transformations. Local 631 is an Affiliate of the Service Trade Council Union representing over 43,000 Cast Members at Disney.

At this time, it’s unclear how this strike authorization will affect Disney World. BlogMickey.com will continue to follow this story for any impacts on the theme parks or resorts.

As always, keep checking back with us here at BlogMickey.com as we continue to bring you the latest news and photos from around the Disney Parks!

Mike
Mike is the owner and writer for BlogMickey.com. Visiting the parks daily allows him to keep up with the latest Disney news, reviews, and photos from around the Disney Parks. You can reach him at [email protected]

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