Arbitration panel orders Animal Kingdom Lion King performers to be rehired, with back pay

Posted Tuesday, April 28, 2015 10:19 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Three Walt Disney World performers who were fired from the Festival of the Lion King show at Disney's Animal Kingdom after refusing to wear sweaty, soiled costumes will get their jobs back after winning an arbitration case. A representative from the Teamsters Local 385 Union said Monday the arbitration process was finally over, and a federal arbitrator ruled in favor of the cast members, who lost their jobs in June 2014 after they said they would not perform in dirty costumes.

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