Disneyland just opened the flood gates to Downtown Disney — one thing quite a few staff there are awkward with at least … and deathly fearful of at worst.
TMZ spoke to a couple distinct union honchos who have hundreds to thousands of customers doing the job for the Mouse Household in the course of usual occasions — and they advised us their rank and file never come to feel harmless, and will not likely until eventually some critical demands are fulfilled.
Andrea Zinder — President of United Food and Industrial Employees Nearby 324 — claims her union’s got about 250 forged customers (Disney’s term for staff members) on the floor correct now in Downtown Disney, which just invited attendees again previous week to pretty disastrous final results — coronavirus-wise, anyway.
If you haven’t seen some of the videos of the scene, there was practically NO social distancing staying enforced whatsoever in any range of outlets that reopened. One particular good … most folks were donning masks, but buyers were being operating amok, ignoring indicators contacting for social distancing.
Andrea tells us this seemingly uncontrollable flood of site visitors — from all in excess of the state — anxieties forged customers, who say it truly is upcoming to difficult to command the crowds. She states UFCW 324 has been asking for necessary testing of workforce, but Disney ain’t budging.
As a end result, she claims she thinks the location is a breeding floor for disorder, and hopes Gov. Gavin Newsom makes them shut store totally.
In simple fact, below Newsom’s new order issued Monday … retail suppliers will have to near, but places to eat with outdoor seating — which is most in DD — can keep on being open up.
Austin Lynch, the Organizing Director of UNITE In this article Neighborhood 11 claims the Downtown Disney reopening is a indicator of how badly Disney’s functioning the present so much.
Most of his 3,000 union customers serve foodstuff in the park’s resorts and cafeterias, and he too would like confirmed tests for them ahead of the theme park reopens … whenever that takes place.
A Disneyland official tells us, “To date, 20 union affiliate marketers have signed agreements that include health and security actions this sort of as more unwell fork out, lowered park potential and face coverings for friends and solid associates, permitting us to responsibly bring again our forged as soon as probable.”
As for tests, Disney despatched a letter to all of its unions very last thirty day period saying “COVID-19 screening is not feasible as a screening software” and rather urged cast customers to proceed hand washing, making use of confront coverings and distancing.
In that exact same letter, while, Disney bragged this strategy permitted it to productively reopen parks in Shanghai and Hong Kong. ICYMI … Hong Kong Disneyland is re-closing due to a surge of coronavirus conditions.