With the current indefinite closure of the Disney parks, the company is moving to furlough nonessential employees. For non-union employees, this furlough was announced several days ago to begin on April 19th.
Since then, the company has been working with a variety of unions — such as the American Federation of Musicians Local 389 and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2088 — to come to agreements about their members. Now, Disneyland has settled on a furlough agreement with the Independent Employee Service Association representing some security employees.
Like the furlough for non-union employees, the agreed terms have union workers furloughed on April 19th. According to the Orlando Sentinel, security cast members will maintain health insurance benefits coverage, educational support, and additional employee assistance programs through the furlough.
In a joint statement from union officials and Disney, they expressed their sentiments about the situation, “We are grateful to have worked together in good faith to help our cast and members navigate these unprecedented times.”
Some Disneyland security employees are considered essential and will remain at work. Disneyland will remain in further negotiations with other unions to come to an agreement on the furloughs.