ANAHEIM, CA- Employees, or cast members, of the Disneyland Resort in Souther California will soon receive one of the highest minimum wages in the nation. It was announced on Friday that the company reached a deal with its largest labor union to raise the wage for those  represented by Master Services Council at $15 an hour. 

"Disneyland Resort has long taken pride in providing an exceptional employee experience, and this agreement sets a new bar with minimum wages that are among the highest in the country. Our unprecedented offer shows our commitment and care for our cast members and is the largest increase in our history," said Josh D'Amaro, president, Disneyland Resort. "Our cast members are at the heart of making our guests' dreams come true and this meaningful pay increase reflects the valuable roles they play at the resort."

"It is truly a historic day in Orange County. Our largest employer, Disney, and almost one-third of Disney's workers, through a coalition of unions, found common ground in a new wage agreement. Three years ahead of California's new law, Disney will provide a $15 starting hourly wage. OCBC commends Disney for its corporate leadership, and continuing investment in its employees and the community," said Lucy Dunn, CEO, Orange County Business Council.

An individual full-time cast member who currently earns $11 an hour would earn an additional $8,000 per year after the increase.