EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSUnion Protests At Charleston Hotel Construction Site
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Reported by: Bob Aaron
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Sep. 5, 2013 9:31 AM EDT
Updated: Sep. 5, 2013 12:42 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
About 25 to 30 members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers picketed Thursday at the site of a hotel under construction in Charleston.
The protest was at the Courtyard by Marriott being built at Kanawha Boulevard and Virginia Street where the former Elk River Town Center Inn was located.
The union claims that Hi-Tech Electric Corp. in Ashland, Ky., an electrical contractor, is engaging in unfair labor practices, either firing or laying off workers who were talking to the union about organizing.
When reached for comment, the corporation's president, Robert Layman, said the allegations did not occur and Hi-Tech takes good care of its employees.
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