Most recently, the Bill was passed into law and Disney issued a statement in response, indicating that the Bill should never have been passed or signed into law and that its goal would be for the law to be repealed or struck down. Disney has also said that they are creating a task force to develop strategies to be a more positive force for the LGBT community, and “new content for children and family” will be a large part of the focus of this task force. Recently, protests were held in front of Disney’s corporate headquarters in response to some of Disney’s recent statements and actions.
In response to Disney’s recent statements on Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Bill, a group of Disney Cast Members and employees are reportedly planning a week-long walkout.
Yesterday, we shared with you that some NBA games were postponed, and set to be rescheduled, due to protests from the players.
Now, we’ve got another update on the NBA coming from a Disney World resort.
If you’ve been keeping up with the Disney news, you probably know that Disney is in an extensive process of negotiations with workers unions to furlough all non-essential employees at the Disney parks. Most recently, this culminated in an agreement on terms of furlough for more than 43,000 Disney World employees.
In response to the upcoming furlough, many Disney Cast Members are staging at-home protests. However, their protests aren’t directed at Disney; instead, they’re taking aim at the Florida unemployment system.