Unions, like tipping, abortion, and gay marriage, are a subject which many people seem to have very strong, entrenched feelings about.
Recently, a strong majority of full time Beaver Creek Instructors signed up to have the same union that represents the T-Ride Ski Patrol represent them. Apparently, far fewer part time instructors signed up and the union decided to withdraw their request for an election after the NLRB ruled in favor of Vail Resorts position that full and part time instructors made up a single group.
There are a number of possible reasons part timers didn't signed up to be represented including:
less interest as this is not their main source of income
less contact with union organizers and full time pros since they might only work 15 days a year
being content with their total compensation because they get most of the same benefits as full timers while working far fewer hours
being politically opposed to unions
Given that full timers strongly support the union, should part timers put the above personal reasons aside and support the full time pros who lead training and form the back bone of the school?
Not trying to make this a debate about the pros and cons of a union. Am much more interested to see whether people feel part timers should have a sense of loyalty and support for full time pros.
Edited by SkiSchoolPros - 3/22/16 at 8:56am