Panel Puts Brakes on Unionizing Disney Lyft Drivers

A labor relations board is putting the breaks on a decision allowing the Teamsters to represent scores of drivers who bring passengers all around Walt Disney World property and the airport through the company's partnership with Lyft. Minnie Van drivers have different responsibilities and training than the bus drivers already represented by Teamsters local. The... Continue Reading →

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Disney Ranks 4th on Fortune’s List of ‘Most Admired Companies’ in 2019

The Walt Disney Company is climbing the list of Fortune's most admirable companies. Moving up two spots from 2018, TWDC now comfortably sits at #4. Disney continues to lead the entertainment industry on Fortune’s list, which recognizes the company’s social responsibility, people management, long-term investment value and global competitiveness, among other key attributes of reputation. Fortune partnered... Continue Reading →

Justice Department Approves Disney’s Plan to Buy 21st Century Fox

The multi-billion dollar deal Disney is offering to buy 21st Century Fox gets the "ok" from the government. The Justice Department's Anti-Trust Division has approved the $71B deal between the two studios. The decision comes after Disney upped its offer (originally $52B) to retrieve ownership of Fox's movie studio, sports networks and cable channels. https://twitter.com/TheJusticeDept/status/1012006273963974659... Continue Reading →

“ESPN+” Streaming Service to Launch With Exclusive Content on April 12

Originally planned through Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International's BAMTECH (which Disney purchased in 2016), ESPN is rolling out the network's first subscription streaming service on April 12, 2018. ESPN+ will feature live sporting events, exclusive studio programs, high-quality shows and originals as well as an enormous archive library. The new service will cost $4.99 per month (or... Continue Reading →

BREAKING: Disney Announces Strategic Reorganization, Effective Immediately

Disney is changing their approach to the company's growth initiatives like direct-to-consumer offerings. A CNBC report claims Disney's new business segment: direct-to-consumer and international. The group includes both the technology and streaming platforms-- and will handle the distribution of those services. It includes Disney's existing stake in Hulu, as well as the companies upcoming services... Continue Reading →

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