Disney has been hard at work negotiating the terms of furlough with different unions representing Cast Members. So far, they’ve reached agreements with the American Federations of Musicians Local 389, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2088, and the Independent Employee Service Association.
Disneyland has since reached agreements with another 10 unions on the furloughs, set to begin April 19th. These unions represent food and beverage workers, pyrotechnicians, sound mechanics, stage managers, stage technicians, and other Cast Members in Disneyland.
According to the Orange County Register, the agreements with this new round of unions primarily focus on hourly Cast Members who will continue to receive members’ health insurance benefits coverage, educational support, and additional employee assistance programs during the furlough.
The unions that signed the agreements were Workers United Local 50, Master Services Council, Craft Maintenance Council, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Locals 706, 504, and 923, Laborers’ Local 652, Operating Engineers Local 501, Teamsters Local 495, and Independent Employee Service Association.
Of this agreement, Disney stated, “We are grateful to have worked together in good faith to help our cast members navigate these unprecedented times.” The company remains in negotiations with other unions and we will be sure to update you with any developments.