According to the OC Register Disneyland’s layoffs will include security guards, ride operators and characters. The Teamsters Local 495 has been notified that more than 1,400 Cast Members would be cut from their union. The Independent Employee Service Association, representing security employees, will lay off almost 480.
It makes sense given that Disneyland has yet been able to reopen and Governor Newsom is in no hurry to make changes to the closure according to his recent statement posted by Deadline:
“We don’t anticipate in the immediate term any of these larger parks opening until we see more stability in terms of the data. We feel there’s no hurry to put out guidelines, and we continue to work with the industry.”
In regards to Bob Iger quitting his task force Newsome said:
“I understand the dialectic, the friction that many business leaders have that they want to move forward … but we’re going to be led by a health-first framework, and we’re going to be stubborn about it.”
“Stubborn about it” doesn’t even begin to cover it. Newsome continued about Bob Iger:
“It didn’t come to me as a surprise at all. There’s disagreements in terms of opening a major theme park. We’re going to let science and data make that determination.”
And yet the the county’s own Health Care Agency was reportedly recommending the state allow parts to reopen last week. So science and data from experts don’t really seem to be factored in here.
This round of layoffs will happen on November 1, 2020.
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