According to a Walt Disney World union (and multiple social media posts), Disney World has sent out layoff notices to thousands of Cast Members today, making official many of the 15,000+ announced layoffs in the Orlando theme parks.
The layoffs are part of a larger contingent of 28,000 Cast Members who will lose their jobs as a result of the economic downturn following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns. Here’s a look at the letter, which was sent with a generic “Dear Cast Member” salutation.
It is worth noting that Disney calls the layoffs “permanent” in the generic letter, but that’s just because they didn’t bother to personalize the notice and sent it to both union and non-union Cast Members. Unionized Cast Members will not experience “permanent” layoffs.
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