Patrol Strike Averted At The Canyons

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SAM Magazine - The Canyons, Utah, December 27, 2006 - The only unionized ski patrol in Utah has come to a tentative agreement with their employers, thus averting a strike over the holiday season. The Canyon's ski patrol, which is represented by the Communications Workers of America, had been working since the resort opened for the 2006-2007 winter without a contract. While details of the agreement remain confidential, the patrollers had - according to union spokesman Kent Anderson - voted for a strike to put pressure on the resort to resolve negotiations. The agreement brings the standoff to a close and ensures that the boys in red will continue to haul wrecks off the mountain in the new year.



Why do people thing Ski towns are affordable......??? I have never seen so many undeducated posts in my life. If you don't know what you are talking about, then don't say it.

Patrolling requires more training then most of you posters have in college. Avalanche training, EMT, OEC, being a top notch skier, survival skills. $25 a hour in Park City won't even pay your gas money to communte from SLC every day.
Not to mention it is a seasonal job with no benefits. Try and live with that and no health insurance etc..


Heck. If thats the case, does that mean the people in the true skill positions at the Canyons earn six figures?