Actors’ Equity Union and Disney Reach Agreement

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I’m so happy to report that the Actors’ Equity Union and Disney have reached an agreement and those Cast Members can get back to work! As we know, the Cast Members make the parks and now they can get back to their lives.

Walt Disney World will provide an on-site COVID-19 testing center as requested by the union.

Here’s the statement from Disney:

“We have offered the location to help with community testing and any suggestion that this has been done as a result of any one union is unfounded.  The Florida Division of Emergency Management will operate the location which is available to Cast Members and their immediate families as well as Florida residents. Our actions support all cast and our community at large.”

Actors’ Equity sent out this statement in a press release:

We have been consistent that testing is an important part of ensuring a safe workplace for Equity performers, and today, I’m pleased to see that Disney World has agreed,” said Kate Shindle, President of Actors’ Equity Association. “With the news that Disney will make testing available for Equity performers and others in the park, I’m happy to announce that Equity’s executive committee has signed a memorandum of understanding with Disney for Equity performers to return.

Previously a group of Actors’ Equity Disney performers did a video talking about how Disney made them feel SAFE.

I’m glad they can all get to return to work soon!

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Source: Actors’ Equity, Attractions Magazine

Kambrea Pratt
Disney has been a big part of my life for years--from family trips to WDW to growing up on Disney classics, TV, and movies. Prior to Pirates and Princesses I successfully ran social media and websites since 2010. I've also been a public speaker and presenter since 2007. I'm the co-host for the YouTube channel Clownfish TV as well as the podcast/ Youtube Pirates and Princesses (PNP) channel. Former contributor, online personality and acting social media manager at The Kingdom Insider (which we built from the ground up and ran from 1997-2019 --Thom didn't quit FYI) Pirates and Princesses was started by my husband and I several years ago. We loved Disney and wanted to honestly cover all aspects from pop-culture to the parks from a consumer focused stance. Living OUR happily ever after getting to do what we love with our two kids! Creating fun content and building new things. Certified art teacher, and mom. Opinions are all mine.

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