More Walt Disney World Workers Being Called Back Ahead of Parks Reopening


Good news! More workers are being called back according to the UNITE HERE Local 737 Union. This union represents food and beverage and housekeeping workers for Walt Disney World, and other companies with locations that work in or around Walt Disney World.  Last night they posted an update to their Facebook page with a list of the locations calling back union workers in the parks.

According to the post:

Last night, we got some exciting news! Disney informed the Union about the next wave of openings and recall. Today, Disney will start to call workers to return to the following locations. Some are to return to work on June 28, others are to return on July 5. The Disney HR person calling you will tell you the date you need to return.

Remember that the Union agreement requires Disney to follow seniority for each job and location. For information about what the Union agreement says, watch the videos posted on this Facebook page from May 30 and June 1 in English, español and kreyol.

Also, remember that Disney is not calling back all of the workers in every location immediately. The most senior workers will return first. More will return as guests return to the parks and hotels. If they do not call you, you remain on furlough until a future wave of recalls.

This list of locations will provoke many questions. Please write your comments below. We will meet with Disney to negotiate and resolve the many issues that will come up during the re-opening process.”

Here’s the list of locations they provided:


**Animal Kingdom**
Africa Bars
Africa Stands
Asia Bars
Asia Stands
Central Bakery
Creature Comforts
Discovery Island Bars
Flame Tree BBQ
Food Handlers
Harambe Market
Outdoor Foods
Restaurantosaurus & Bar

**Magic Kingdom**
Adventureland Stewarding
Be Our Guest (TSR only – no QSR)
Central Bakery
Cone Shop
Cosmic Ray’s
Food Handlers
Jungle Skipper
Liberty Square
Liberty Tree Tavern
Main Street Bakery
Outdoor Foods
Pecos Bill’s
Pinocchio Village Haus
Plaza Restaurant
Tony’s Town Square

Coral Reef
Electric Umbrella
Food Handlers
Fountain View
Garden Grill
Liberty Inn
Production Bakery
Regal Eagle
Sunshine Seasons
*Le Cellier
*Biergarten (Family Style)
*Norway (Non-Tipped only)
*Rose & Crown
The * means no international workers. Local workers only for now.

**Hollywood Studios**
Backlot Express
Brown Derby
Culinary Support
Docking Bay
Food Handlers
Galaxy Edge Culinary & Stewarding
Mama Melrose
Ogas Cantina & Carts
Outdoor Foods
Prime Time
Production Bakery
QSR Stewarding
Sci Fi & Tap House
Sunset Blvd.
Tap House
Trolley Car Café
Tune In Lounge

**Disney Springs**
Deluxe Burger
Food Trucks Culinary
Hangar Bar
Outdoor Vending


**Animal Kingdom Lodge**
Food Handlers

Food Handlers
Quick Service
Trattoria Al Forno

Bakery Culinary
Bay Lake Tower Bartenders
California Grill
Chef Mickey’s (Family Style)
Contempo Café
Food Handlers
Sand Bar
The Wave

**Coronado Springs**
Barcelona Lounge
Catering Culinary & Stewarding
Food Handlers

**Ft. Wilderness**
Food Handlers
Meadows Snack Bar
Pioneer Hall Culinary

**Grand Floridian**
Bakery Culinary
Catering Culinary & Stewarding
Food Handlers
Gasparilla Grill
Grand Café
Pool Bars
Room Service
Service Bar

**Old Key West**
Food Handlers
Goods to Go

Bakery Culinary
Captain Cook’s
Food Handlers
Housekeeping Phones
Kona Café

**Pop Century**
Culinary & Stewarding
Everything Pop
Food Handlers
Petals Pool Bar

Food Handlers
Le Petit Café
Pastry Culinary
Primo Piatto

**Saratoga Springs**
Artist Palette
Culinary & Stewarding
Food Handlers
Housekeeping Runners

**Wilderness Lodge**
Food Handlers
Whispering Canyon

**Yacht & Beach**
Ale & Compass
Beaches & Cream
Culinary & Stewarding
Catering Culinary & Stewarding
Food Handlers
Market QSR
Martha’s Vineyard Lounge
Private Dining”

It is interesting to note that Chef Mickey’s and Biergarten are now listed as “Family Style” instead of buffet. Be Our Guest is also listed for Table Service Only and No Quick Service. I also see that Buffet restaurants like The Crystal Palace and Tusker House aren’t listed. Several of the restaurants in the World Showcase aren’t listed either, but they are using local staffers to fill in for the paused international program.  So keep all of that in mind.

Those are a lot of locations on call back so that’s good news!

What do you think? Comment and let us know.

Source: UNITE HERE Local 737 on Facebook, A friend.

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