BREAKING: Service Trades Council Union Issues Statement – 8,800 Part-Time Cast Members Laid Off, All Union Full-Time Cast Welcome to Return from Furlough When Business Improves at Walt Disney World
After a week of negotiations, the Service Trades Council Union, which represents over 40,000 employees across Walt Disney World Resort, has released details on Cast Member layoffs, including 8,800 part-time Cast Members who have now been laid off. Full-time employees will have the option to transfer back to their old positions or to new ones, based on some requirements.
According to the release from the union below, originally 5,299 full-time employees were previously indicated for layoffs. Full-timers will now be given the opportunity, based on seniority, to return to their previous jobs “if the business need exists.”