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Labor Board Says Disney Can Withhold Bonuses During Talks

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board says Walt Disney World didn’t violate the law when it refused to pay $1,000 bonuses to union members currently renegotiating wages.

The NLRB last week dismissed charges brought by unions representing Disney World workers that allege Disney’s refusal to pay the bonuses was discriminatory and retaliatory.

Disney announced last January it would give away the one-time bonuses to employees following a tax cut passed by Congress. But the company told the coalition of unions that it would withhold the bonuses to its members while talks on pay raises continue.

In a separate case, the NLRB last week denied Disney’s request to halt a decision allowing the unionization of Disney World drivers who are summoned to pick up guests through the Lyft app.

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