Local 50 Members,
We have received communication from the company regarding the number of Cast Members that will be affected by the company’s layoffs. Out of 7,796 Cast Members, the company has determined that they need to lay off 2,858 of our members. We are concerned that the list the company has provided includes 436 Full-Time Cast Members. Compared to other unions, Local 50 looks to be one of the few unions that has Full-Time Cast Members on their list of layoffs. Unlike other unions, Local 50 has 26 classifications in 6 scheduling groups. This greatly complicates the process. In our contract, Section 20 D. 1. It states:
“Continuous length of service as a Regular Culinary employee shall govern the order of layoff and recall by scheduling group provided the employee possesses the necessary skills, qualifications, and ability to perform the available work without additional training as determined by the Employer.”
Section 20 also addresses the provision of “Recall Rights”, where if a Cast Member is recalled within 12 months of the November 1st notification date, the Cast Member will be able to return with their current seniority.
For the Cast Members that will receive layoff notices, the official separation date will be 12/31/2020. Notification will be made primarily by email, or by mail for those who do not have a personal email recorded with the company. For the time period of 11/1/2020 to 12/30/2020, affected Cast Members will receive pay for those 60 days. Health benefits will continue during that time.
For Cast enrolled in Aspire and are affected by layoff. The impact will vary dependent on the program that they are in. When notified, contact your education coach.
For the purposes of transparency attached is the breakdown we received from the company. Take heart that Local 50 understands this is a troubling time. We will be discussing and negotiating to ensure that everything is done fairly and correctly. This means that some of these items are subject to change.
PLEASE NOTE! THESE DETAILS ARE TENTATIVE AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
President, Worker’s United Local 50