Disney to furlough 43,000 employees due to COVID-19 pandemic

Posted at 10:17 AM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 12:36:14-04

Walt Disney parks haven't operated since March 12 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now, 43,000 employees will be furloughed starting April 19.

According to the New York Times , an agreement was reached by Disney World and the Service Trades Council Union.

The Service Trades Council Union, a combination of six labor unions and represents the service workers, announced the news on Saturday.

According to the agreement , workers will receive free health care benefits for a year and free education through the Disney Aspire program, which Disney pays.

About 200 union essential workers will stay on the job, the union said.