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The Summit Daily is reporting that Breckenridge ski patrollers have decided to unionize after a tight vote.

43 patrollers voted to unionize, and 42 patrollers voted against unionizing.

The Breck ski patrol will join the Communication Workers of America labor union as a result of the vote.

The National Labor Relations Board posted the details of who will be included in the union at Breck:

“Include: All full-time and regular part-time basic, intermediate, and advanced level Ski Patrollers and Ski Patrol Specialist employed by the Employer at the Breckenridge Ski Resort located in Breckenridge, Colorado. Exclude: All office clerical employees, confidential employees, managers, guards, and supervisors, as defined in the Act.”

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Breckenridge Ski Patrol are among a growing list of ski patrol teams that have decided to unionize in recent years.

Interestingly enough, the majority of these new unions are forming at Vail-owned resorts.

I’m interested to see if more “dominoes will fall” at Vail-owned resorts in the coming years. Some ski patrollers at Vail Resorts clearly don’t feel that they’re being treated well…