Disneyland just opened the flood gates to Downtown Disney — anything numerous staff there are unpleasant with at minimal … and deathly frightened of at worst.
TMZ spoke to a pair distinct union honchos who have hundreds to thousands of users working for the Mouse Household in the course of usual moments — and they instructed us their rank and file don’t sense risk-free, and won’t right until some very important requires are achieved.
Andrea Zinder — President of United Foodstuff and Business Personnel Community 324 — claims her union’s received about 250 forged users (Disney’s phrase for personnel) on the ground ideal now in Downtown Disney, which just invited friends again final 7 days to reasonably disastrous outcomes — coronavirus-sensible, in any case.
If you haven’t witnessed some of the video clips of the scene, there was virtually NO social distancing becoming enforced in anyway in any variety of stores that reopened. 1 favourable … most individuals have been wearing masks, but purchasers have been running amok, ignoring indications calling for social distancing.
Andrea tells us this seemingly uncontrollable flood of readers — from all about the nation — concerns solid users, who say it’s up coming to extremely hard to management the crowds. She says UFCW 324 has been inquiring for necessary screening of staff, but Disney ain’t budging.
As a consequence, she suggests she thinks the location is a breeding floor for disease, and hopes Gov. Gavin Newsom can make them near shop totally.
In point, under Newsom’s new buy issued Monday … retail outlets will have to close, but dining establishments with outside seating — which is most in DD — can continue being open.
Austin Lynch, the Arranging Director of UNITE Listed here Nearby 11 claims the Downtown Disney reopening is a indication of how badly Disney’s managing the show so much.
Most of his 3,000 union associates serve food in the park’s hotels and cafeterias, and he far too desires certain testing for them ahead of the theme park reopens … any time that takes place.
A Disneyland formal tells us, “To date, 20 union affiliate marketers have signed agreements that include overall health and basic safety measures this sort of as additional sick fork out, diminished park potential and deal with coverings for visitors and solid associates, making it possible for us to responsibly bring back again our solid as quickly as probable.”
As for testing, Disney despatched a letter to all of its unions last month stating “COVID-19 testing is not feasible as a screening tool” and in its place urged solid members to continue hand washing, making use of deal with coverings and distancing.
In that very same letter, while, Disney bragged this strategy permitted it to effectively reopen parks in Shanghai and Hong Kong. ICYMI … Hong Kong Disneyland is re-closing thanks to a surge of coronavirus cases.