The Independent Employee Service Association, which represents Disneyland`s security guards, has agreed to sue Furlough from April 19. Disneyland union employees represent at least 28,000 of the 31,000 actors at Anaheim`s two theme parks. Disneyland workers` unions participating in the agreement included Teamsters Local 495, United Service Workers West and United Food and Commercial Workers Local 324. In a joint statement issued by Disney and union officials, the two groups said: «This agreement offers an easier return to work if our community recovers… We are grateful to have worked together in good faith to help our actors and members overcome these unprecedented moments. April 11, 7:42 a.m.m. Updated with information that the Walt Disney World Union has also reached an agreement with the company. «Remember, most Disney employees earn minimum wages,» MiceChat said. «They are being asked to risk their lives for Disney`s profitability, without ensuring that they will be treated if they get sick.» One of the unions with which Disneyland Resort has an agreement is Workers United Local 50, which represents members of the food and beverage industry. Workers United Local 50 shared the highlights of the agreement on its Facebook page: On April 2, the company shared that Furloughs would start for park employees.
At the time, the union contract protected Furloughs members. At Disneyland alone, at least 10,000 non-unionized employees are affected. Casting members of Disneyland, the Disney language for employees, receive two weeks of sick pay if they have a confirmed case of COVID-19, according to the union agreement. Disney has agreed to expand member health insurance coverage, support for educational institutions and additional staff assistance programs for security guards. Essential security personnel continue to work during the expanded closure of the park. Essential Cast members, who continued to work at Walt Disney World throughout the pandemic, are now allowed to wear masks to limit the spread of COVID-19. On Saturday morning, the North America`s Building Trades Unions Craft Maintenance Council issued a statement saying a similar agreement had been reached for Walt Disney World union members. SEE ALSO: Disney furlough by theme park employees in April could save $500 million, analysts say Disney had previously announced furloughs by non-union employees in Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts on April 19. Disneyland industrial relations officials met with Disneyland unions to negotiate the Furloughs` terms.
Disneyland union employees represent at least 28,000 of the 31,000 actors at Anaheim`s two theme parks. Disney has already agreed with two unions on Furlough for their members, and now it seems they`ve made another one. The union agreement stipulates that full-time and part-time workers must be recalled prior to the reintroduction of Disneyland`s employment program. «Starting April 19, non-essential members for food and beverages will be relocated,» Chris Duarte, president of Workers United Local 50, said in a letter to members. «As part of a furlough, we were able to guarantee the protection of signatures that could be maintained without a premium fee for members.» Disneyland began recalling employees to prepare the parks for the reopening.