The Walt Disney Company has been negotiating with unions since last week about the furloughs due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Now the American Federation of Musicians Local 389 Union, representing musicians for Disney, has reached and agreement with the parks that will allow workers to maintain their health care benefits, educational support, and additional assistance programs, for union members during the furlough.
The furloughs will take effect on April 19th, after Disney has extended pay to some of their employees through April 18th.
I went out to Twitter and found this announcement from Scott Gustin about it:
BREAKING: Disney and American Federation of Musicians Local 389 (union) have reached an agreement that will maintain members’ health insurance benefits coverage, educational support and additional employee assistance programs for hourly entertainment musician Cast Members. pic.twitter.com/soAIp63lxq
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) April 8, 2020
We will update you with more information as we get it.
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