Teamsters, Heavenly sumbit paperwork |

Teamsters, Heavenly sumbit paperwork

Both Heavenly Ski Resort and Teamsters union Local 533 submitted their briefs by the March 17 deadline, according to the National Labor Relations Board.

The briefs, which are not public information, are supposed to outline each party’s position on which employees will be allowed to vote for union representation. On March 8, representatives of Heavenly and the Teamsters convened before a field agent of the NLRB to argue their positions.

Heavenly argued that the bargaining unit should include lift construction and maintenance, and certain departments of mountain operations including ski patrol, ski and snowboard instructors, snowmaking, lift operations, race/special events and the trail crew.

The union filed on behalf of the resort’s ski patrollers and lift maintenance department.

Representatives of Local 533 claim Heavenly is trying to dilute a majority vote by adding more departments. Heavenly has said everyone who works on the mountain should be included in any vote.

Bruce Friend, the assistant regional director of the NLRB, said a decision on whom the bargaining unit will include could be made by April 5.

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