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Actors and Disney World reach deal after virus testing fight

Actors and Disney World reach deal after virus testing fight
Posted at 5:25 PM, Aug 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-12 19:25:08-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World and the union for its actors and singers have reached an agreement that will allow them to return to work.

The deal was reached Wednesday, more than a month after the actors and singers said they were locked out of the reopening of the theme park resort for publicly demanding coronavirus tests.

Actors' Equity Association signed a memorandum of understanding allowing the actors, singers, and stage managers to return to their jobs after Disney agreed to have a state-run drive-thru COVID-19 testing site for workers and others at the Florida theme park resort.

The union represents 750 Disney World workers.