Disney is releasing a statement following the furlough agreement between the company and the Services Trades Council Union, which was announced on Saturday.
“We are pleased to have reached an agreement with the Service Trades Council Union that will maintain members’ health insurance benefits coverage, educational support and additional employee assistance programs during a temporary furlough effective April 19. This agreement provides 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 Members navigate these unprecedented times.”
– Walt Disney World Resort
The temporary furlough impacts roughly 43,000 cast members in various departments. Those cast members will keep their health care protection and will have a job to return to when their workplace reopens.