The Greenbrier’s union employees overwhelmingly voted in favor of ratifying a new labor contract with the resort in balloting conducted Friday.
The final tally was 549 votes for the contract and 37 against. The total includes around 100 phone-in votes, which are permitted under union rules.
“I don’t know if it’s the highest percentage in favor of a contract in the history of our unions, but I know it’s the highest during my (12-year) ten-ure here,” said Peter Bos-tic, business manager for Workers United Local 863.
Following Friday’s vote on this first-ever five-year contract, representatives of the unions and the resort signed the agreement.
“The agreement signed today is an incredibly important milestone, not only for The Greenbrier and our employees, but also the resort’s guests,” Jim Justice, owner of The Greenbrier, said in a prepared statement issued Friday evening. “It speaks volumes for the resort’s longevity and the strong partnership we have established with our more than 1,200 hard-working employees at The Greenbrier.”
The current contract expires at midnight Thursday, and the new agreement goes into effect immediately thereafter.
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