This week, Disney announced that it planned to downsize about 28,000 workers in its California U.S. parks division after failing to come to a reasonable agreement with the state to keep the business open. Bob Iger, executive chairman of the Walt Disney Company and former CEO, resigned from Democratic California Governor Gavin Newsom’s economic recovery task force after receiving the state’s edict.
On Wednesday, it was reported, “Emblematic of the Covid-19-related struggles and tensions between state officials, medical professionals and businesses, Walt Disney reported that it had no other choice but to lay off roughly 28,000 employees from its Disney Parks, Experiences and Products segment.”
Disney, according to the Wall Street Journal, placed the blame on California’s government and asserted that the closure was “exacerbated in California by the State’s unwillingness to lift restrictions that would allow Disneyland to reopen.”
Josh D’Amaro, chairman of Disney Parks, attempted