2800 Disneyland Layoffs Include Food Service, Club 33 Staff
The Details of the Disneyland Layoffs are stunning…
Each day, we learn more about the cast members who will lose their jobs in the 28,000 Disney Parks layoffs:
- On Monday, The Orange County Register’s Brady MacDonald posted about a report from Workers United Local 50.
- Around 2,800 restaurant workers, food cart vendors, and Club 33 staff are among the layoffs.
- Full-time cast members are among those receiving pink slips from the company.
Disneyland restaurant workers, food cart vendors, and staff at the private and exclusive Club 33 in the Anaheim theme park will be among the hardest hit by the massive layoffs coming to the Disney parks division.
Disney has notified Workers United Local 50 that the union’s Disneyland and Disney California Adventure employees will absorb one in ten of the 28,000 layoffs coming to the Disney Parks, Entertainment, and Products division, according to the union’s Facebook page.
Disney parks boss Josh D’Amaro announced the layoffs last week at the company’s theme parks, cruise lines, travel planning, timeshare, gaming, publishing, and consumer products division in a statement and a letter to cast members, Disney parlance for employees.
Last Week Disneyland Workers Were Notified
The report from Workers United 50 comes as front line employees of The Walt Disney Company are reeling from the fateful email sent to workers last week.
Details on the Disneyland Resort Layoffs
However, thanks to MacDonald, we now know more and more specifics about the people who will not return to Disneyland:
- Workers United Local 50 announced that Disneyland will lay off 2,858 of the union’s 7,796 cast members;
- The Workers United layoffs include more than 40 chefs, waiters, and stewards at Club 33;
- More than 1,300 cooks, bartenders, waiters, and bussers at Disneyland and DCA’s table service restaurants… nearly 1,200 cooks, bakers, and other food service workers at the park’s quick-service restaurants;
- As well as 300-plus cashiers, stewards, and stockers that work at the outdoor vending food carts.
And previously, through the WARN Act (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act) layoffs:
- 2765 affected
- 2050 in Parks and Resorts
- 129 in Entertainment Productions
- 85 at Destination.
Finally, the union told OCregister.com that layoffs are timed to November 1 and health care will continue “through the end of the year.”