Disneyland and Cast Member Union Reach Agreement On Park Reopening Process

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Yesterday we learned that Disneyland will not be reopening on July 17th as was previously announced. Now the OC Register is reporting that Disneyland and the coalition of unions, representing more than 11,000 Disneyland Cast Members, has reached an agreement on how to bring the employees back from their furlough to get ready for the Disneyland parks to reopen.

Disneyland’s union employees make up about 28,000 of the 31,000 Cast Members that work at the Anaheim location.

Disney now has agreements with 20 Cast Member unions associated with Disneyland including the Teamsters Local 495, United Service Workers West and United Food and Commercial Workers Local 324.

Disneyland has offered this statement:

The signed agreement details plans that include enhanced safety protocols that will allow us to responsibly reopen and get thousands of our cast members back to work.

The new agreement allows for plastic face shields for employees that work within 6 feet of Disneyland guests. Employees receive two weeks sick pay if they are confirmed for COVID-19. Employees will also be provided a thermometer for at home COVID-19 assessment.

The agreement also calls for full and part time employees must also be called back before the Disneyland College Program is allowed to be re-instated.

Currently the only part of Disneyland that has a reopening date is the Downtown Disney District that is scheduled to reopen on July 9th.

Now that they have the agreement in place they have to wait for the state guidelines for theme park reopening, which is stated to be out on July 4th.

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Source: OC Register

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