More Details of Disneyland Layoffs Surface as Parks Stay Closed

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The Disneyland Resort is unfortunately not near reopening any time soon, and more details regarding layoffs continue to come to light.

Related: Disneyland Paris Forced to Close for Second Time This Year

As we have just received an influx of Cast Member performers being let go at Walt Disney World, we now received more news on the California front.

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Related: More Magic Kingdom Entertainment Layoffs Announced

Disneyland has now been closed for over Seven months now. The Downtown Disney District has been operating safely amid California state mandates and safety protocol. Now, the retail and dining of the district is expanding to offer more retail and dining at Disney California Adventure’s Buena Vista Street next month. Some Cast Members have been recalled to help with this expansion.

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Related: DCA Reopening: Cast Returns to Work, Guests Return to the Magic

However, with the help of @gothicrosie on Instagram, we received the news that the Disneyland Laundry Department is beginning to receive layoff calls. In this post it states:

The full time workers in the Union will remain employed/furloughed but sadly all part time Cast will be let go.  Once the FT CMs are on call back not all will be called back so, like all the other unions, if they do not get called back in the second round there is no guarantee that will mean they retain their seniority/position. Many unions have negotiated the retention of all their Full Time members with the complete loss of the Part Time members. The constant here is that seniority/position/pay grade will remain intact for FT CMs still on furlough and all callbacks will occur in a seniority order. So even though there is more job security for the FT CMs, they are still under the threat of layoff and are under immense stress.

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DISNEY LAYOFFS UPDATE 10/28: Today I found out about the Disneyland Laundry Department and they are now receiving calls. The full time workers in the Union will remain employed/furloughed but sadly all part time Cast will be let go😞. Once the FT CMs are on call back not all will be called back so, like all the other unions, if they do not get called back in the second round there is no guarantee that will mean they retain their seniority/position. Many unions have negotiated the retention of all their Full Time members with the complete loss of the Part Time members😞. The constant here is that seniority/position/pay grade will remain intact for FT CMs still on furlough and all callbacks will occur in a seniority order. So even though there is more job security for the FT CMs, they are still under the threat of layoff and are under immense stress. 💔💔💔 FOOD BANKS Many PT CMs relied on this income and are now left out in the cold. I am still keeping an eye on the Charity operating in Florida called “Cast Member Pantry” but they are NOT set up here as of today. I do know that many UNIONS are OPERATING FOOD BANKS of their own so IF YOU are a CM in a local Disneyland Union and NEED food, reach out to your Union. They have resources available to help you. If you are not in a union but are local to Anaheim here is a list of local food banks (I do not know how accurate this list is but I hope it helps): https://www.freefood.org/c/ca-anaheim 💔💔💔 Thank you to my Hidden Mickey for the heads up on the Laundry Department🥰. Please please please remember to be kind to any CMs you encounter whether they be at the Disney Store, any where at Downtown Disney/Simba Lot, and/or on a Disney phone line. They are all under immense stress as they worry about their own jobs and those of their friends and families. 💔💔💔 #GothicRosie #DisneylandInformation #DisneylandNews #Disneyland #DCA #DisneylandResort #DisneylandBlogger #DisneyBlog #DisneylandCoronavirusClosure #DisneylandCoronavirusClosure2020 #DisneylandUnionUpdate #DisneylandLayoffUpdate #CMStrong #DisneylandCastMembersRock #DisneylandCastMembers #Disney28kLayoffContinues 😞

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There are plenty of ways that we all can help Cast Members that have been greatly affected by these layoffs. There are operating food banks that are available to Cast Members only that are receiving donations. Here is a guide of how you can help Cast Members during this difficult time.

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