Disney Military Resort

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

With a $92 million expansion complete, the US Army is reopening its military-only Walt Disney World resort today.

One notable absence will be its once-unionized work force.

The Army shut down the Shades of Green resort in 2002, laying off most of its staff.

Union President David Wilson says the number of union workers who worked at the resort have been trimmed down from as many as 100 to one.

Pete Isaacs, chief operating officer of the US Army Community and Family Support Center, says the decision to use contract employees instead of union workers was purely economic.

Isaacs says the resort is not funded by tax dollars. But as an arm of the federal government, the resort does not have to pay federal and state taxes.

Room rates are based on a sliding scale based on rank.


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