Lake Buena Vista, Florida (WESH/CNN) -- Hundreds of Disney workers gathered to rally for more money Monday night in Lake Buena Vista.
The fight to get a new contract comes just two days after the entertainment and theme park giant announced it was raising ticket prices again, and one week before the union will begin negotiations with Disney for higher wages, more affordable benefits and improvements to pension plans.
"Keep up the good fight and keep it up because Disney will not give what we want. We need to make sure we're fighting for it," said one rally attendee.
Isaie Marie says he loves being a cook a Disney's All-Star Resort, but says he struggles to support his two children.
"Two thirds of our people we represent, they're not making enough money, they're making less than $10 an hour, so hopefully the company will look at that."
Disney claims many of the union workers who make less than $10 an hour only work part time. The company says despite complaints, many of the union workers have chosen to remain at Disney a decade or more.
"The majority of Service Trade Council cast members have been with the company over 10 years which is higher than the average for this type of role, so they are staying here with us because we offer not only a leading pay and benefits package but also we offer great programs like on site child care and an on site clinic."
Union workers say the company is making a big enough profit to afford raises for cast members.
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