Disney and a local union representing musicians who perform at its theme parks agreed Tuesday to extend the company’s temporary furloughs to union workers while maintaining their health benefits, according to a joint statement.
It’s not immediately known how many musician union workers will be affected by the temporary furloughs, which will be effective April 19th. Disney shut down its Disney World and Disneyland theme parks last month as the coronavirus pandemic took hold in the United States. Workers have been paid but Disney recently announced furloughs for some non-union staff.
Disney will maintain health insurance coverage, educational support and additional employee assistance programs for the hourly workers who belong to the American Federation of Musicians Local 389 union, the agreement said.
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