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Disney Unions Push for Park to Open in Orange Tier

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Several Disney unions representing over 10,000 local employees sent a letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom as part of an ongoing push for guidelines on reopening theme parks.

The letter urges Governor Newsom to meet with resort workers to better understand how California theme parks, including Disneyland Resort, can reopen under the current state monitoring tiered system.

The letter also highlights recent efforts made toward instilling safe guidelines at the parks, which the unions believe should be able to reopen when Orange County moves into the orange tier.

Orange County has been in the second most restrictive “red” tier since Sept. 8. It has yet to meet orange tier metrics for the required two consecutive weeks.

Recent health efforts by Disneyland include testing for all employees and two weeks’ pay for those forced to quarantine due to positive test or exposure at work among.

“We are confident that with these protocols set in place, Disneyland will be able to fully reopen safely,” said Andrea Zinder, president of UFCW 324, one of seven unions involved in the letter.

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