Greenbrier resort in W.Va. reaches accord with 8 unions
By The Associated Press
Published: Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, 4:48 p.m.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The Greenbrier and eight unions representing more than 1,000 workers have agreed to a five-year contract.
The vote on Friday was 549-37 in favor of ratification. The resort and union leaders signed the agreement after the vote.
“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 tenure here,” Peter Bostic, business manager for Workers United Local 863, told the Register-Herald of Beckley.
The contract goes into effect immediately. The old contract was to end on Thursday.
Owner Jim Justice said the agreement is an important milestone for the sprawling, high-end resort in the mountains of eastern West Virginia.
“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,” Justice said in a statement.
Justice bought The Greenbrier out of bankruptcy in 2009 for $20.1 million. He also rescued the Wintergreen Resort in Virginia's Nelson County.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Man found fatally shot in Larimer a mile away from Homewood peace march
- Everest avalanche kills 12 in peak’s deadliest climb
- Work on tournament-class dek hockey rink in Bloomfield to begin
- Newsmaker: Toni Silva
- Officials ID Elizabeth Township man as West End train victim
- Legal experts question prosecuting South Fayette boy for recording bullies
- District attorney’s office takes paperwork from Wilkinsburg Middle School
- Bullied South Fayette student’s case prompts wiretap overhaul legislation
- May retreat to offer support for Western Pa. military veterans, spouses
- Federal League baseball pitcher Knetzer made history on the mound