Some Furloughed Workers Are Recalled For Disney California Adventure Buena Vista Street Reopening

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Now for some much needed good news! According to WDWNT and Workers United Local 50, over 200 Disney California Adventure Cast Members are being called back for the shopping and restaurant openings coming to Buena Vista Street.

If you aren’t familiar with the update about Buena Vista Street, Disneyland has announced they will extend the Downtown Disney shopping district into Disney’s California Adventure with the reopening of certain stores and restaurants on Buena Vista Street. The attraction and rides will remain closed.

Here’s what was posted by Workers United Local 50, Union President, Chris Duarte:

Recall from furlough update 10/24,

For the expansion of Downtown Disney into Buena Vista Street over 200 Local 50 members will be recalled back to work. Recall will happen in a few waves. This Monday will begin with trainers, leads, and some heart of house roles that will begin the process of getting the restaurants up and running. Notification will by phone call, but may not be a normal Disneyland 714 area code phone number. If you don’t answer your phone when the company calls they will leave a voice mail for you to return ASAP and will call one more no sooner than 45 minutes later. After that they will move on to the next person in seniority order. Please make sure your voicemail box is able to receive a message. When being contacted for recall members will be notified of the position they will be filling.Recall in each scheduling group will be by job classification (steward, food prep, receiver, etc.) in descending seniority order regardless of location job knowledge. Recall for premium positions, such as leads and trainers, will be in descending seniority order by Full Time conversion dates. For some Carthay Circle roles previous skill and ability requirements may be enforced. A few weeks ago we posted the summary of the recall process and it is pinned to the top of our Facebook page. If you have any questions after you have reviewed please contact us.

In solidarity,

Chris Duarte

Workers United Local 50

It’s not the massive recall that a lot of us were hoping for, but it’s a start! It’s about all Disney can do right now.

Here’s a list of what we know will reopen with Buena Vista Street:

  • Elias & Co.
  • Julius Katz & Sons
  • Kingswell Camera Shop
  • Trolley Treats
  • Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe
  • Carthay Circle Lounge
  • Smokejumpers Grill

What do you think? Comment and let us know!

Source: WDWNT, Workers United Local 50

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Kambrea Pratt
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