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COVID19: Walt Disney World To Furlough 43,000 Employees

Walt Disney World is set to temporarily furlough 43,000 workers at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando starting April 19th 2020, President of Unite Here Union Eric Clinton revealed this in a video address on Sunday. 

Eric Clinton has been the president of one of the six unions in the Service Trades Council Union that represents the 43,000 cast members at Walt Disney World. He said the decision a hard one but was called for due to the pandemic.

His address reads that;

 “Disney has reached agreements with several unions for hourly cast members that will maintain members’ health insurance benefits coverage, educational support and additional employee assistance programs during a temporary furlough effective April 19.”

Eric Clinton explained that the union has secured a historic agreement that will provide healthcare for 12 months to any Disney cast member that currently has healthcare at no cost to them at all.

“These agreements provide an easier return to work when our community recovers from the impact of Covid-19. We are grateful to have worked together in good faith to help our cast and members navigate these unprecedented times.”

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