Walt Disney World and Local 362 Reach An Agreement Requiring Cast Members To Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Local 362 and Walt Disney World have reached an agreement regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations, according to WESH.

What’s Happening:

  • Reportedly, The Services Trade Council Union, Local 362 has reached an agreement with Walt Disney World that will require all represented employees to show proof of COVID-19 Vaccination.
  • According to a release about the decision, all represented employees must show proof of the vaccination by October 22nd, 2021.
  • Local 362 Represents Cast Members in Food Service, Hotel, and park operations at Walt Disney World.
  • A statement released has stated that “Cast Members who do not comply with the vaccine requirement and do not request a legitimate accommodation will be separated from the company.”
  • Employees with medical conditions or religious beliefs will be eligible to apply for exemption.
  • According to the report, Walt Disney World will also be holding on-site vaccine events over the next several weeks.
  • Those separated from the company for not complying with the vaccination requirement will retain a positive rehire status, according to the statement.
  • Back in July, The Walt Disney Company announced that all salaried and non-union hourly employees and Cast Members in the United States are required to be fully vaccinated. At that time, the company stated that they had also begun talks with the unions representing employees under collective bargaining agreements to have similar requirements, leading up to today's news.