Samples said five Hi-Tech workers were either fired or laid off during the past two weeks.
Robert Layman II, president of Hi-Tech Electric, said, "We have no response to the union. It is what they do.
"I've got my employees," Layman said. "They are paid well. They have hospitalization. We take care of them.
"We will be here until the end of the job. It will be a beautiful facility."
Layman said he didn't have any comment on the complaint filed with the National Labor Relations Board. "This is the first I've heard of it," he said.
Hi-Tech Electric employs non-union workers under its contract with Virginia Inn Management Inc., the main developer at the Charleston construction site. Charles H. Wendell of Charleston, S.C., heads VIM Inc., which has its West Virginia offices in Fayetteville.
Terry Bevins, who is supervising the Marriott construction project for VIM, said Thursday that he had no comment about the union protest.
"This is about our budget. It is not about union or non-union workers," Bevins said. "Private money is funding this project, like McDonald's or anywhere else."
Earlier this year, a complaint was filed against Hi-Tech in Cabell County Magistrate Court for allegedly failing to pay workers promptly at its Hampton Inn construction project in Kinetic Park.
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