90 percent of the company's workforce has been furloughed as the COVID-19 pandemic has shuttered all SeaWorld parks, including SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
Under the terms of the deal, equity actors at Disney World will keep their health benefits after being furloughed on April 19.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Disney World is furlough 43,000 unionized employees starting April 19. Their health benefits are guaranteed for the next year.
The coronavirus pandemic will keep Universal Orlando closed through at least May 31. While full-time workers will get their pay reduced, part-timers will be furloughed starting May 3.
For unionized Disney World workers, it's not a question of if they get furloughed, but when and under what terms.
Serge Rivera is the company's fourth CEO in the past six years. Like his predecessor, he's leaving over disagreements with the SeaWorld board's involvement in company decisions.
Disney World is suspending monthly payments for annual passes and giving guests options for partial refunds or extending passes for the length of the closure -- which has no end in sight.
The temporary layoffs will apply to executive, salaried, and non-union hourly employees at Disney World as well as Disneyland.
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