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Disney World union calls for COVID vaccines for 'essential' hospitality workers
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A union representing Walt Disney World employees wants its members to get vaccinated.
Unite Here 362, which represents thousands of Disney World workers, is asking Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to include hospitality workers on the state’s list of essential employees who are eligible for the coronavirus vaccine.
On Thursday, the union posted a statement on Twitter, saying: “If the Hospitality industry is essential to our economy, then so are we as workers!”
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“Whether it’s cooking or serving food in airports, cleaning restrooms in the Theme Parks, or loading guests on and off Attractions, these are just some of the job duties that expose hospitality workers to COVID-19,” the statement said, in part. “In many cases, hospitality workers come in contact with thousands of tourists on a daily basis.”
The union went on to say that because DeSantis has said the tourism industry is “essential to the economy of Florida,” the people who work in that industry should also be considered essential.
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“While Disney and other Employers have health & safety practices in place, there are no protections provided by the State of Florida,” the union said, in part. “The very least that the State of Florida could do is expand vaccine eligibility to hospitality workers.”