VIDEO: Firefighters who serve and protect Walt Disney World overwhelmingly approved a new employment contract promising pay raises and more manpower.
The union president says the team's been working under an expired contract for years. "Up until January of this year, we had gotten zero momentum in moving this thing any closer to being signed," said Jon Shirey, the Reedy Creek Fire union president.
Shirey says members spent the week voting on a new contract.
The votes were counted Friday, and 80% of 185 members voted yes.
"There's a huge level of relief," Shirey said. "We have a level of open communication dialogue that we've never experienced before here."
The agreement is with the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District that oversees the land where Walt Disney World sits.