Disney Reaches Furlough Agreement With Food & Beverage Union

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Disney has just now reached another furlough agreement with another Cast Member union — Food and Beverage.

Here is everything we know thus far on furloughs:

News Breakdown

And now, the Workers United Local 50 released this statement on their Facebook page stating that effective April 19th, non-essential food and beverage members will be furloughed.

Food and Beverage
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The official statement from Workers United Local 50 reads:

Resort Closure Update April 9th

This evening we completed our negotiations with Disney over the terms of the closure going past April 18th. The agreement covers a number of items that members and Union leadership have raised. This agreement covers members deemed essential during the resort closure, furloughs, and return to operations.

Effective April 19th non-essential food and beverage members will be furloughed. Negotiated as part of a furlough we were able to secure protections for signature benefits to be continued with no premium cost to the members. Employee perks, such as Aspire, will continue. Pensions and full-time hours requirements will be protected with credited hours. The negotiated agreement has recall language to ensure that food and beverage operations will be with Local 50 members and will observe seniority. If you are wishing to review the agreement and its details please contact us directly so we can arrange it. A summary of the agreement will be provided as soon as possible.

Beyond securing the much-needed protections mentioned above we unfortunately have no information about when the resort will be opened and members will return to work. As things change, we will continue to update everyone as fast as possible. The Union will also continue to provide assistance to cast members as we have been during this time. Continue to check out our website for resources that may be valuable to you, including how to apply for unemployment benefits. Stay safe everyone, we will get through this together.

In solidarity,
Chris Duarte
Workers United Local 50 President

You can see the statement in the screenshot below:

Credit: Workers United Local 50

Inside the Magic will continue to update our website as more information becomes available.

Here at Inside the Magic we know The Walt Disney Company is doing everything they can to keep their guests’, Cast Members’ and crew members safety in mind and as their number 1 priority during this unfortunate time. We want to remind everyone to please stay home and stay safe. Take all of the safety precautions and follow the CDC guidelines, including social distancing, remaining six feet apart from others, covering your mouth when sneezing or coughing, wiping down doorknobs and door handles, and washing your hands.

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