Disneyland WARN Act Filings Give Us and Idea of The Non-Union Layoff Numbers


Disney has filed four separate filings with the state of California today indicating their intention to lay off Cast Members. At this point we know of 2,765 non-union workers that will be let go.

Most of the workers are in Anaheim and according to the OC Register the break down is as follows:

“2,050 employees of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, 129 who work for Disney Entertainment Productions, 95 at Disney Destinations and 74 at Walt Disney Travel Co.” There are also”… 411 layoffs at Walt Disney Imagineering in Glendale.”

This is just the tip of the iceberg because we don’t know the extent of other layoffs for the union and salaried positions. But the OC Register has listed some of the information that unions are providing, but there is still a lot that they don’t know yet. Unions still have to meet with Disney to find out exactly what’s going on.

Here’s what they know:

Workers United Local 50 expects 2,500 of its 7,850 Disneyland food and beverage workers to be laid off.

Unite Here Local 11 expects 950 of the nearly 3,000 Disneyland cast members it represents to be laid off — many of them hotel workers.”

Union member layoffs are expected to be starting on November 1.

At this time there’s likely more that isn’t known that what is known. The whole situation is really sad and I feel for the Cast Members who are on pins and needles trying to figure out what’s going on.

What do you think? Comment and let us know!

Source: OC Register


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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