Disney has not been very good at communicating it’s status to the public, but apparently they aren’t good at communicating with their employees either.
According to WDWNT the Workers United Local 50 union in Anaheim sent a letter to Robin Almand, Vice President of Labor Relations for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.
In the letter Cast Members are requesting a response, to be issued not later than March 27th at 3PM regarding the closure and what what would mean for their pay and benefits.
I have been hearing from a few Cast Members, from both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, expressing concern for the lack of scheduling and the lack of communication from Disney.
Both Disneyland and Walt Disney World are located in areas that have “Stay-at-home” orders in place. Yet Disney is still not making any kind of statement on adjusted dates or Cast Member compensation.
Universal Orlando and Universal Hollywood have already announced that their closure was extended until April 19th and that they intend to continue employee pay through that time frame.
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts have said nothing.
While some people are going on about how we should appreciate Disney more I say Disney should appreciate their people and the public more. Not knowing if you will be paid or have benefits is a bit more of a hardship than not being able to visit the parks. Giving no statement on the situation at all is causing hardship for both Cast Members and potential guests.
We will try to keep up with news in regards to this as it becomes available.
Source: WDWNT, Cast Members