Disneyland employee unions demand delay in reopening

News

BURBANK, California — A union that represents many Disneyland employees wants the park to delay its opening.

Disneyland is currently scheduled to open July 17.

In a letter to California’s governor, the Coalition of Resort Labor Unions said it does not believe the park will be safe for employees.

It is asking Governor Gavin Newsom to forbid the park from reopening.

Disneyland has announced new safety measures like reduced capacity, temperature checks, increased cleaning and face mask requirements for guests.

The union criticized Disney’s lack of plans to test employees for coronavirus saying a testing strategy is the cornerstone of plans for other areas of the entertainment industry.

Meanwhile, Disney’s sister park in Orlando is scheduled to reopen July 11.

On Friday, Florida reported its highest number of new COVID-19 infections since the pandemic started.

CNN Newsource contributed to this article.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Coronavirus COVID-19 videos

Biden slams Trump for 'knowingly' lying on COVID

McEnany: Trump 'never lied' to the public on COVID

Trump bemoans virus restrictions in North Carolina

University of Tennessee relocating Massey Hall residents to make room for COVID-19 self-isolation cases

Coronavirus in Tennessee: Knox County reports 100 new cases, 157 new inactive cases

Knox County Health Dept. says plan in place for vaccine distribution

UT Chancellor: Some dodging COVID-19 precautions

Two Tennessee women participating in a COVID-19 vaccine study

Tennessee teachers asking for more safety measures

State launching COVID-19 schools dashboard

Knox County Health Dept.: Numbers reflect new timeframe for inactive cases

Clinton High School cancels next 2 weeks of games due to virus

UT chancellor: Fraternities trying to avoid COVID-19 precautions

Trending Stories

WATE 6 Storm Weather School

WATE 6 On Your Side Twitter