As Walt Disney World Cast Members start to come back to work, one of the questions many have on their minds is, “Will I be safe at work?” Well, the Cast Member Union, Unite Here! Local 362, who are already back to work at Disney Springs, have taken it upon themselves to answer that very question.
This week, Local 362 posted a video to their Facebook page with the caption:
Heigh-Ho, Heigh-Ho, it’s off to work we go!
As thousands of members from Local 362 get the call to return to work, many ask: will I be safe?
This video series will have Cast Members who have already returned to work at Disney Springs help answer some of your questions.
Check it out:
Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, its off to work we go!As thousands of members from Local 362 get the call to return to work, many ask: will I be safe? This video series will have Cast Members who have already returned to work at Disney Springs help answer some of your questions. #SeeYaRealSoon
Posted by Unite Here! Local 362 on Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Appropriately using the song “Heigh-Ho” from Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Unite 362’s video shows Cast Members reporting for work wearing face masks taking advantage of the new hand sanitizer dispensers as they fall in.
One Cast Member named Crystal chimes in to personally let all viewers know why she feel safe while working at Disney Springs.
“I feel safe,” she said, “because Disney is enforcing everyone makes sure they’re wearing face masks as well as six-feet distancing.”
This reassuring message from the Cast Members of Unite Here 362 precedes a notification made today by another Cast Member union–Unite Here! Local 737–that announced Disney World was beginning to call even more employees back to work.
Last night, we got some exciting news! Disney informed the Union about the next wave of openings and recall. Today, Disney will start to call workers to return to the following locations. Some are to return to work on June 28, others are to return on July 5. The Disney HR person calling you will tell you the date you need to return.
Remember that the Union agreement requires Disney to follow seniority for each job and location. For information about what the Union agreement says, watch the videos posted on this Facebook page from May 30 and June 1 in English, español and kreyol.
Also, remember that Disney is not calling back all of the workers in every location immediately. The most senior workers will return first. More will return as guests return to the parks and hotels. If they do not call you, you remain on furlough until a future wave of recalls.
Last night, we got some exciting news! Disney informed the Union about the next wave of openings and recall. Today,…
Walt Disney World Resort is still scheduled to begin their phased reopening with the reopening of Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom on July 11, followed by EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on July 15.
Are you or any of your friends getting called back to work at Disney World? How do you feel about it? Let us know in the comments!