Disney Employees Fight Back Against Bob Iger’s New Rule

Recently, there has been a bit of a rift between Disney employees and the company itself.


Union workers are currently in the middle of trying to negotiate a contract with the company, asking for better pay and benefits. But for those employees who work in the offices, there’s a separate battle going on. And they’re pushing back against a new rule from Bob Iger.

According to the Washington Post, Disney CEO Bob Iger put out a mandate for corporate employees to return to office four days a week starting in March, and now those employees have signed a petition in the hopes of reversing the rule.  The mandate ranks among the strictest for companies in the post-pandemic era.

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More than 2300 employees signed the petition asking Bob Iger to reconsider, saying that it’s “likely to have unintended consequences that cause long-term harm to the company.” The signees include a variety of workers across Disney’s many businesses, including ABC, 20th Century Studios, Marvel Studios, Hulu, Pixar, FX, and more.


According to the petition, the new mandate will lead to “forced resignations among some of our most hard-to-replace talent and vulnerable communities” while “dramatically reducing productivity, output, and efficiency.”

“This policy will slow, or even reverse, our post-COVID recovery and growth by creating critical resource shortages and causing irreplaceable institutional knowledge loss,” said employees. So far, there has been no response to the petition since it was submitted to upper management last week.


Disney was among one of the major companies that requested more in-office time from employees starting this year, which has caused in-office occupancy levels nationwide to break 50% of pre-pandemic levels for the first time earlier this month. Previously, employees were required to come into the office two or three days a week at Disney.

We’ll make sure to keep you updated if we learn more about this situation and how it pans out. Disney is in a battle with employees on both sides, and with the 7000 job cuts that Bob Iger announced during a recent earnings call, things are likely to be tense.

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