Subscribe to our Daily Digest e-mail
Update: Tribal Employers Will Continue to be Subject to the National Labor Relations Act

When the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (TLSA) passed the House of Representatives on January 10, 2018, Congress gave hope to Indian tribes seeking to be exempt from the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

share

Labor & Tribes

11/28/2018

article Update: Tribal Employers Will Continue to be Subject to the National Labor Relations Act
(Washington D.C.) -- When the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (TLSA) passed the House of Representatives on January 10, 2018, Congress gave hope to Indian tribes seeking to...

7/12/2018

article Ultimate Car Show cancelled due to Coquitlam casino strike
(Washington) -- A labour dispute at the Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam has forced the cancellation of the annual Ultimate Car Show, which was scheduled to take place this...

6/22/2018

article Divided NLRB says California casino owes union workers bonuses
(California) -- The National Labor Relations Board in a split decision has ordered a tribal casino in California to pay $500 each to about 500 unionized employees after...
article NLRB Finds Casino Unfairly Cut Union Member Bonuses
(California) -- The majority of a National Labor Relations Board panel has backed an administrative law judge's 2016 finding that a California tribe violated federal...

6/7/2018

article Caesars Windsor Casino & Hotel reopening Thursday morning
(Windsor) -- Caesars Windsor is opening it’s doors for the first time since workers walked off the job in early April. It’s been a little more than 60 days...

5/23/2018

article Strike by Vegas casino workers could be 'crippling' with summer and Stanley Cup Final ahead
(Las Vegas) -- A labor union representing thousands of culinary workers in Las Vegas has voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike next month if casinos don't agree...
article Vegas Casinos Confident They Can Avert First Strike in 34 Years
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas casino owners expressed confidence they can reach a deal with union employees, who are threatening the first strike there since 1984. Members of...

5/22/2018

article Casino workers OK strike that may hobble Las Vegas resorts
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas casinos could watch tens of thousands of employees walk off the job for the first time in more than three decades after union members voted...
press release Las Vegas casino workers vote 99% to authorize a citywide strike
(Las Vegas) -- Members of UNITE HERE’s Culinary and Bartenders Unions have voted to authorize a citywide strike. 25,000 union members participated in two voting...

5/17/2018

article Court of Appeals rules against Pauma Band
(California) -- The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that tribal sovereignty doesn’t trump the National Labor Relations Act and that the Pauma Band of...

5/4/2018

article Tribes and sovereignty still don't mix when it comes to labor laws
(Washington D.C.) -- Efforts by Indian Country to assert sovereignty over labor laws are failing in the courts, not just in the halls of Congress. A week after tribes...

5/1/2018

article Court says NLRA applies to tribes
(Washington D.C.) -- A U.S. appeals court has ruled that employees at Native American casinos can receive protection under a federal labor law, saying the law does not...

4/28/2018

article Tribal Casinos Subject to US Labor Law, Rules Federal Court
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribal operators cannot disrupt unionizing on casino properties, said a federal court Thursday, the culmination of a case that pitted the scope of...

4/27/2018

article Appeals court: Tribal casinos can be subject to US labor law
(Washington D.C.) -- A U.S. appeals court says employees at Native American casinos can receive protection under a federal labor law. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S...

4/26/2018

article Appeals court: Tribal casinos can be subject to US labor law
(California) -- A U.S. appeals court says employees at Native American casinos can receive protection under a federal labor law. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S....
article NLRB has jurisdiction over tribal casino - 9th Circuit
(California) -- A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled that the National Labor Relations Board has jurisdiction over a tribal casino in Southern California. A...
article Tribal-Owned Casino Can't Escape Reach of Federal Labor Law, Ninth Circuit Says
(California) -- A tribal-owned casino in California violated federal labor law by meddling with a union’s recruitment activity, a federal appeals court said...

4/23/2018

article Foxwoods moves to certify outcome of union vote
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino confirmed Monday that the casino’s Environmental Services Department workers voted in favor of union representation Friday...

4/14/2018

article ‘Captive audience’ bill debated
(Connecticut) -- With a union seeking to organize cleaners at the Foxwoods Resort Casino and state elections looming, business and labor are battling over legislation...

4/11/2018

article Business, Unions Face Off Over 'Captive Audience' Workplace Meetings
(Connecticut) -- With a union seeking to organize cleaners at the Foxwoods Resort Casino and state elections looming, business and labor are battling over legislation...
article Furious Gaming Tribes Blast Senator’s Resistance On Labor Bill [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- The reluctance of the leading Democrat on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to support the top legislative priority of tribal casinos is...

4/5/2018

article Foxwoods workers inch toward unionization amid labor concerns
(Connecticut) -- Hundreds of maintenance and cleaning staff at Foxwoods Resort Casino will vote later this month on whether to be represented by a Boston-based union....
article Mashantucket Tribe oversees another union election for casino workers
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is overseeing another election for casino workers who are interested in joining a labor union. The Environmental...

4/4/2018

article Another union vote at Foxwoods set for April 20
(Connecticut) -- Nearly 300 employees responsible for cleaning and maintaining Foxwoods Resort Casino will decide this month whether they want to be represented by the...

3/15/2018

article Senate has chance to right a wrong by the NLRB on tribal sovereignty
(Minnesota) -- Presidents, senators and representatives come and go. Political control shifts from one political party to the other and back again, sometimes with the...

3/14/2018

article Foxwoods workers testify for bill on employers’ ‘captive audience’ meetings
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino management has stepped up its efforts to discourage cleaning workers from unionizing, a worker told state lawmakers Wednesday...

3/12/2018

article HAAR: It’s unions vs. unions in casino battle
(Connecticut) -- No one should be surprised that unions are opposing unions in the casino debate, after a weekend when we saw a union fighting for fired UConn basketball...

3/3/2018

article Foxwoods workers petition for union votes
(Connecticut) -- A union that's been organizing maintenance and cleaning staff at Foxwoods Resort Casino petitioned this week for an election, a union official said...

2/28/2018

article LABOR BLOG: Senate bill would end union rights for Indian casino workers
(Washington D.C.) -- A bill in Congress that passed the House of Representatives in January would eliminate federally protected union rights for an estimated 600,000...

2/15/2018

article Tribes looking for more support to pass controversial sovereignty bill
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribes are not quite there when it comes to a controversial bill that recognizes their sovereignty over labor unions. A vote on the Tribal Labor...

2/12/2018

article KEEL: The Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act: Simple parity for Indian tribes
(Washington D.C.) -- It should not surprise people to hear that in matters impacting the welfare of tribal governments and Native people, Indian Country takes the long...

2/11/2018

article Labor in New Haven bets on MGM casino for Bridgeport
(Connecticut) -- New Haven’s labor unions flexed their political muscle to back MGM Resorts’s proposed casino in Bridgeport, as a showdown begins over tribal...

2/8/2018

article Labor union threatens to cut off Democrats who vote to keep unions from forming on tribal lands
(Indian Country) -- Unite Here President D. Taylor has a message for Senate Democrats: If you vote in favor of an upcoming bill to limit the reach of federal government...

1/27/2018

article Tribes in Connecticut support passage of Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are among the many in Indian Country pushing for passage of a bill that exempts tribes and...

1/25/2018

article LEGAL BLOG: House of Representatives Passes Bill To Restore Recognition Of Tribal Sovereignty In Labor Law Enforcement
(Washington D.C.) -- Earlier this month, a bipartisan 239-173 majority of the House of Representatives passed the text of the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (H.R. 986) as...

1/23/2018

article Union Vows No Contributions to Dems Supporting Tribal Labor Bill
(Washington D.C.) -- The union UNITE HERE won’t give campaign contributions to House members who recently helped pass a bill that would shield tribal governments...
article Tribes, state congressional delegation differ on labor-law amendment
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut’s congressional delegation and the state’s casino-owning Indian tribes — factions frequently allied with one another — are on opposite sides...

1/22/2018

article Congress looks to make unionizing tribal casinos difficult
(Washington D.C.) -- Congress soon may make it more difficult for labor unions to organize workers at tribal casinos by shrinking the power of the National Labor...
article GAMBLING AND THE LAW: House Passes Bill to End Union Organizing of Tribal Casinos
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribes and the unions that represent casino workers have been at loggerheads for years over the right of union organizers to even enter onto Indian...
article Vote anticipated in February on bill with Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
(Washington D.C.) -- A final vote on a bill to exempt tribal casinos from federal labor law is expected in February, The Washington Examiner reports. The vote is being...
article SCOTUS Declines to Consider Whether Tribal Courts Have Jurisdiction to Adjudicate Employment Claims
(Arizona) -- The question of tribal jurisdiction arose when a group of current and former employees of two Arizona public school districts filed complaints with the...

1/20/2018

article Congress looks to make unionizing tribal casinos difficult
(Washington D.C.) -- Congress soon may make it more difficult for labor unions to organize workers at tribal casinos by shrinking the power of the National Labor...

1/15/2018

article Indiana Congressman Todd Rokita Collected Cash From Casinos While Pushing Bill
(Washington D.C.) -- An Indiana congressman and Senate candidate who has echoed President Donald Trump’s pledge to “Drain the Swamp” is finding himself...
article Legislation Exempting Tribes From The National Labor Relations Act Passes The House
(Indian Country) -- The Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (TLSA) passed the House of Representatives in the afternoon on January 10, 2018, with a 239-173 vote. The TLSA, if...

1/14/2018

article Republican sponsor of Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act benefits from gaming interests
(Washington D.C.) -- Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana) has received more than $163,000 in donations from Indian gaming interests since 2015, The Associated Press reports....

1/13/2018

article White Mountain Apache water measure sidetracked by labor regulations
(Washington D.C.) -- A bill to provide desperately needed water project funding for the White Mountain Apache tribe was expected to pass easily this week, but instead...

1/12/2018

article Legislation Exempting Tribes From The National Labor Relations Act Passes The House
(Washington D.C.) -- The Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (TLSA) passed the House of Representatives in the afternoon on January 10, 2018, with a 239-173 vote. The TLSA, if...
article Bangert: Casino money: Washington as usual for Todd Rokita?
(Indiana) -- The folks at Hoosiers for Rokita were cringing this week when a signature legislative win for U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita turned back on him with the sort of...
article Report: Rokita Received More than $160,000 from Casino Group as He Pushed Bill
(Washington D.C.) -- Republican Senate candidate and Indiana Rep. Todd Rokita is facing criticism for having received money from a casino interest group that would...

1/11/2018

article Republicans stir drama by adding controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to unrelated bill
(Washington D.C.) -- A controversial bill to exempt tribes from federal labor law has been revived on Capitol Hill, sparking divisions between Republicans and Democrats...

1/3/2018

article NLRB Says Recent Ruling Impacts 9th Circ. Casino Spat [sub req]
(California) -- The National Labor Relations Board told the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday that a recent board decision invalidated one of its reasons for holding that a...

12/10/2017

article As the Trump administration reverses tip policy, the pendulum swings back toward the employer
(Washington D.C.) -- On Monday, the Labor Department moved to rescind an Obama-era regulation that prohibited employers from pooling tips to include non-tipped employees...

12/9/2017

article Harrah's Can't Use Tribe's Immunity, Ex-Casino Worker Says [sub req]
(North Carolina) -- A man who worked at a pair of North Carolina tribal casinos urged a federal judge Thursday not to toss his proposed class and collective action...

11/18/2017

article Unions: Power plant contractors violating Navajo labor laws
(Arizona) -- Unions that represent Navajo workers in New Mexico say tribal members are being passed over for jobs at a power plant on the reservation in violation of...

7/17/2017

article Lockout begins at OLG Woodbine Racetrack
(Ontario) -- Slot machine workers at the OLG Woodbine Racetrack have been locked out. The lockout began on July 14, after the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG...

7/14/2017

article Tribe Must Arbitrate Calif. Casino Labor Dispute With Union [sub req.]
(California) -- A California federal judge ruled Wednesday in two labor suits involving a tribal casino and two fired workers that the tribe must arbitrate the dispute...

6/28/2017

article Court says tribal agency has jurisdiction in state school labor dispute
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that the Navajo Nation Labor Commission can decide a labor dispute between state school districts and their...

5/5/2017

article Calif. Tribal Casino Warns Of 'Seismic Shift' From NLRB Ruling [sub req]
(California) -- A California tribal casino pressed the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday to vacate a National Labor Relations Board decision that the casino can't block...

4/1/2017

article Bill to exempt tribes from some labor oversight draws union concerns
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribal leaders called on Congress Wednesday to exempt their governments and government-run businesses from oversight by the National Labor Relations...
article Stefanik co-sponsors legislation to block NLRB jurisdiction on American Indian-owned land
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, on Wednesday co-sponsored legislation Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., introduced Feb. 9 to prevent the National...

3/30/2017

press release Lawmakers say bill is anti-worker
(Washington D.C.) -- The Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions held a hearing yesterday on the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2017, H.R. 986.

3/29/2017

article Bill to exempt tribes from some labor oversight draws union concerns
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribal leaders called on Congress Wednesday to exempt their governments and government-run businesses from oversight by the National Labor Relations...
article Federal Labor Law Collides With Tribal Sovereignty
(Washington D.C.) -- House lawmakers held a hearing Wednesday to discuss whether federal labor law should supersede tribal sovereignty. The federal government dictates a...

2/24/2017

article Court Affirms Incorporating Federal Labor Laws Into Tribal Code Does Not Waive a Tribe's Sovereign Immunity
(Wisconsin) -- On February 21, 2017, a federal court in Wisconsin reaffirmed a tribe's sovereign immunity with respect to Title VII claims of wrongful termination....

2/15/2017

article Republican lawmaker renews push for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
(Washington D.C.) -- With a Republican in the White House and the GOP in control of Congress, will the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act finally become the law of the land? A...

12/14/2016

article Mashantucket Tribe reaches contract with labor union at casino
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation reached a deal with a labor union at its casino in Connecticut, The New London Day reports. The contract addresses...

12/5/2016

article Union Wants 9th Circ. To Trim Calif. Tribal Casino's Brief [sub req]
(California) -- Unite Here International Union urged the Ninth Circuit on Thursday to cut large chunks of a California tribal casino’s brief challenging a National...

11/30/2016

article Calif. Tribal Casino Slams Union's Bid To Whittle Brief [sub req]
(California) -- A California tribal casino urged the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday to reject a union’s bid to strike large parts of the casino’s opening brief...

11/28/2016

article Judge suspends DOL’s overtime rule
(Oklahoma) -- According to a Native American Finance Officers Association press release, a federal judge blocked the U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime rule from...

11/18/2016

article Best Practices for Tribes When Faced with Union Organizing Activity
(Michigan) -- Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case involving a dispute between the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and the National Labor...

11/8/2016

article Calif. Tribal Groups Say NLRB Should Keep Hands Off Casinos [sub req]
(California) -- Several California tribal groups backed a tribe-owned casino in its Ninth Circuit bid to overturn a National Labor Relations Board decision that the...

10/18/2016

article Indian tribes may be sovereign, but their casinos remain subject to federal scrutiny
(Washington) -- A California-based tribe’s recent loss at the National Labor Relations Board could reignite interest in controversial legislation affecting Indian...

10/12/2016

article Viejas Band loses decision in dispute with labor union at casino
(California) -- The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians violated federal labor law by giving lower bonuses to union members, an administrative law judge ruled on Tuesday in...

9/27/2016

article Why Inland tribes declined exemption that would have made unionizing harder
(California) -- A bill that could be adopted by the U.S. Senate this year would make it more difficult for labor unions to organize workers at Native American tribal...

9/8/2016

article Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in limbo as Congress returns to work
(Washington D.C.) -- Congress is back in session but a key tribal priority remains in limbo as the November election approaches. Tribes have seen seeking to exempt their...

8/30/2016

article Workers at San Pablo Lytton Casino push for higher pay, better job protections
(California) -- Workers at San Pablo Lytton Casino are pushing for a wage increase and better worker protections, including the right to retain their jobs if they need...

8/18/2016

article Union Looks To Nix Tribe's Suit Over Arbitrating Firings [sub req]
(California) -- A union trying to organize the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians' casino employees continued to press a California federal court on Wednesday to...

8/11/2016

article New compacts deal in casino workers
(California) -- Gov. Jerry Brown and Indian tribes resolved one of the most nettlesome problems facing the future of California’s gambling business, agreeing to a...

8/9/2016

article EDITORIAL: New compacts deal in casino workers
(California) -- Gov. Jerry Brown and Indian tribes that own casinos in California deserve praise for striking deals that offer workers a better chance at organizing.

7/25/2016

article Ban on ‘Personal Business' at Work Violates NLRA Rights
(California) -- A California casino interfered with workers' labor law rights by maintaining a handbook that prohibited employees from conducting “personal...

7/15/2016

article Supreme Court Declines to Consider Curtailing NLRB’s Authority over Michigan Tribal Casinos
(Washington D.C.) -- Recently, two Michigan tribes petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) authority to regulate...

6/30/2016

article Supreme Court won’t hear Tribe’s case
(Michigan) -- Matthew L.M. Fletcher isn’t surprised that the United States Supreme Court has declined to hear a case involving dispute between Saginaw Chippewa...

6/28/2016

article Tribal casino operators ride dizzying legal roller-coaster
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribes were in for a two-front legal battle these past few days – one of which involves a gaming pact with the California state government...

6/27/2016

article Supreme Court deals setback to tribes in labor sovereignty dispute
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a big setback to Indian Country on Monday by declining to hear two closely-watched labor sovereignty cases. Without...
article U.S. Supreme Court Passes on Tribal Casino Labor Case
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to consider whether the National Labor Relations Board has authority over Native American enterprises on...
article U.S. top court won't consider labor board power over Indian casinos
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to wade into a legal battle pitting Native American tribal sovereignty against the federal government'...

6/23/2016

article A.C. casino union launching ads on why it might go on strike
(Atlantic City) -- The main Atlantic City casino workers union is taking to the airwaves to explain why its members are threatening to go on strike next week.

6/14/2016

article Fight for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act continues
(Washington D.C.) -- Several members of the US Senate are supporting an amendment that would see the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act included as part of an upcoming must-...

6/7/2016

article Mich. Tribes Redouble Opposition To NLRB Sway Over Casinos [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- Two Michigan tribes have again urged the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their challenges to the National Labor Relations Board’s authority over...

6/6/2016

article NRLB Bill Moves Forward [3rd Item]
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) has pre-filed an amendment to the NDAA that would bar the NLRB from asserting jurisdiction over the Native American...

5/28/2016

article NLRB Defends Attempt to Enroach on Tribal Sovereignty
(Michigan) -- On May 23, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) argued to the U.S. Supreme Court that it has authority over labor practices at two Michigan tribal...

5/23/2016

article Gaming Tribes Fear Big OT Rule Impact With Little Say [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- Native American tribes, particularly those that operate casinos, face a potential major hit to their businesses' bottom line and their ability...

5/19/2016

article Tribe Says Union Can't Arbitrate Dispute Over Firings [sub req]
(Las Vegas) -- The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians sued a union seeking to organize the tribe's casino employees Wednesday, arguing in California federal court...

4/7/2016

article Native American Coalition Urges Exemption From Labor Rules [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- A coalition of more than 120 Native American tribes, tribal corporations and tribal trade associations on Wednesday urged U.S. Senate leaders to...
article Tribal groups want Senate to take up anti-NLRB bill
(Washington D.C.) -- More than 100 Native American groups asked the Senate Tuesday to vote on a bill that would prohibit the NLRB from regulating many Indian gaming...

4/4/2016

article Tribal Labor Deals Could Quell NLRB Authority Push [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- Hard-fought labor provisions in California's tribal gambling compacts could bolster challenges to National Labor Relations Board authority over...

3/28/2016

article NLRB Could Undercut Calif. Tribal Gaming Pacts, Justices Told [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- Three California tribal groups have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh two Sixth Circuit decisions that support the National Labor Relations...

3/19/2016

article Colorado, Utes Ally Against NLRB Regulation Of Tribal Casinos [sub req'd]
(New York) -- The state of Colorado and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe in an unusual move joined forces Thursday to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn two Sixth Circuit...

3/18/2016

article Colorado, Utes Ally Against NLRB Regulation Of Tribal Casinos
(Washington D.C.) -- The state of Colorado and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe in an unusual move joined forces Thursday to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn two Sixth...

3/4/2016

article Union fights casino owner plan to sell real estate
(Illinois) -- The union representing many of the workers at Ameristar Casino and Hotel in East Chicago is challenging a ruling that allows the casino's parent...

2/23/2016

article Tribes still shoring up support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
(Washington D.C.) -- Passage of the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in 2016 will require strong bipartisan support in an extremely politically charged election year, tribal...

2/16/2016

article Mich. Tribe Takes NLRB Oversight Challenge To High Court [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- A Native American band whose casino was at the heart of a Sixth Circuit panel decision to uphold the National Labor Relations Board’s...

12/18/2015

article Sen. Brown Halts Easy Passage For Tribal Labor Bill [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, stopped a bill designed to strip the National Labor Relations Board of its power to regulate tribal casinos from...

12/9/2015

article Obama Caught Between Tribes, Unions On NLRB Bill [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- A proposed bill that would exempt casinos and other tribe-owned businesses from National Labor Relations Board jurisdiction puts the White House in...

12/6/2015

article PORTER: Unions See Indian Casinos and Think: Jackpot
(New York) -- Despite the recent success that gaming has brought to some Indian tribes, most of Indian country remains shockingly poor. This condition reflects the...

12/4/2015

article Casino Has To Let Union Hand Out Leaflets in Guest Areas [sub req]
(California) -- A Native American-run casino in California cannot bar employees from handing out union leaflets near the front entrance, the National Labor Relations...

12/2/2015

article Union slams Democrat for vote on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
(Washington D.C.) -- Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Oregon) has turned his back on unions, labor leaders said after the passage of H.R.511, the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act, in...

12/1/2015

article Oregon Democratic Congressman Kurt Schrader turning hostile to union rights
(Oregon) -- Kurt SchraderOregon’s most conservative Democrat, U.S. Congressman Kurt Schrader, is taking increasingly antagonistic stances toward the union movement.

11/27/2015

article Native American Casinos Seek Labor Law Exemption
(Washington D.C.) -- A battle is brewing in Congress over legislation that would exempt Native American casinos from a federal labor law allowing workers to unionize....
article UAW, tribes on opposite sides of U.S. labor bill
(Washington D.C.) -- A bill that would exempt Indian tribes from federal labor law likely would have little impact on southeastern Connecticut’s reservations,...

11/23/2015

article STEELE: Obama should study the Constitution and the treaties
(South Dakota) -- Indian nations and tribes were pleased with the respect for Indian sovereignty shown by the House of Representatives with the bipartisan passage on Nov...

11/22/2015

article Tribal labor bill OK'd [2nd Item]
(Oklahoma) -- A bill to exempt workers at Indian casinos and other businesses from federal labor relations laws opened a deep partisan divide in the House last week,...

11/21/2015

article Tribal governments achieve parity with Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
(Michigan) -- Aaron Payment, chairperson of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, said Friday, “In respect of our history, our ancestors, our treaties,...

11/18/2015

article Lawmakers defy White House on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
(Washington D.C.) -- The Republican-controlled House easily approved a bill to exempt tribes from federal labor law on Tuesday despite objections from Democrats and the...
article VIDEO: Russell, Cole Support Federal Tribal Sovereignty Labor Legislation
(Washington D.C.) -- On Tuesday the U.S. House passed a bill that exempts businesses on tribal lands from the jurisdiction of the National Labor Relations Board....

11/17/2015

article Bill to shield tribal casinos from labor board clears the U.S. House
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation on Tuesday aimed at blocking the National Labor Relations Board’s jurisdiction over...
article Pearce: “Yes” To Native American Sovereignty, Jobs
(Washington D.C.) -- Commentary: U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce issued this statement following his vote to approve the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015, H.R. 511. “...
article White House slams Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act ahead of vote
(Washington D.C.) -- The Obama administration is opposing a bill that would exempt tribes and their enterprises from federal labor law. H.R.511, the Tribal Labor...

11/13/2015

article OP/ED: Support the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
(Washington D.C.) -- When it comes to American Indian affairs, bi-partisanship – even non-partisanship – is commonplace. For decades, we have benefitted from...

9/24/2015

article Union, Navajo Nation finalize collective bargaining agreement
(Arizona) -- The United Mine Workers of America and the Navajo Nation have finalized a collective bargaining agreement for the UMWA to represent approximately 1,300...

9/23/2015

article Union, Navajo Nation finalize collective bargaining agreement
(New Mexico) -- The United Mine Workers of America and the Navajo Nation have finalized a collective bargaining agreement for the UMWA to represent approximately 1,300...

9/22/2015

article En Banc Update: NLRB Tribal Dispute [sub req]
(Michigan) -- We have been following a pair of Sixth Circuit cases concerning the NLRB’s jurisdiction over tribal casinos. In the first case, NLRB v. Little River...

9/21/2015

article Mich. Tribe Loses Bid For 6th Circ. To Rehear NLRB Ruling [sub req]
(Michigan) -- The Sixth Circuit on Friday declined a Michigan tribe’s request for an en banc rehearing of a decision finding the National Labor Relations Board has...
article Brantford casino workers locked out
(Ontario) -- Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne will not intervene in a labour dispute between locked-out Brantford casino workers and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp....

9/8/2015

blog Dave Palermo: A New Era Emerging in Tribal/Labor Relations
(California) -- The united stand California’s American Indians took against organized labor intrusion into tribal governance 15 years ago is rapidly dissipating as...

9/4/2015

article Union attacks McCollum over tribal labor bill
(Minnesota) -- A dispute pitting tribal interests against labor unions has Rep. Betty McCollum taking fire from organized labor — a traditional supporter of the...

9/2/2015

article NCAI Asks 6th Circ. To Revisit NLRB Role At Tribal Casinos
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Congress of American Indians on Friday sought to file an amicus brief with the Sixth Circuit calling for a rehearing en banc of a...

7/31/2015

article NLRB tips: NLRB assault on precedent continues undiminished
(Washington D.C.) -- A Sixth Circuit Court panel has affirmed a decision of the Board extending its jurisdiction to Indian tribal casinos, despite the tribes’...

7/27/2015

article Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act moves forward after markup session
(Washington D.C.) -- H.R.511 gains momentum as members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce attend the July 22, 2015 markup session which was packed...

7/23/2015

article House committee backs Indian tribes over labor board
(Washington) -- The House Education and the Workforce Committee marked up legislation Wednesday that would strip the federal government of jurisdiction of labor issues...
article The Intersection Of Federal Labor Law, Tribal Gaming And A Deep Division Within Two Sixth Circuit Three-Judge Panels
(Washington D.C.) -- Two separate three-judge panels of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit have rendered labor law decisions concerning Indian...

7/22/2015

article House Dems Take Aim At NLRB Tribal Exemption Bill [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- House Democrats on Wednesday hit out at a “misguided” bill to prevent the National Labor Relations Board from exerting jurisdiction over...
article Lawmakers show support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Association hosted a slew of lawmakers on Tuesday as the organization opened its legislative summit on Capitol Hill....

7/20/2015

article House committee markup for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
(Washington D.C.) -- The House Committee on Education and the Workforce will hold a markup this Wednesday on H.R.511, the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act.

7/13/2015

article Culinary Union targets bank’s ownership stake in Station Casinos
(Las Vegas) -- The Culinary Union’s latest attempt to exert pressure on Station Casinos seeks to bring a complex international finance scandal before state gaming...

7/11/2015

article Money, Sex and Las Vegas Pool Parties
(Las Vegas) -- IMAGINE this: Before a job interview, you wait five hours in a room with your competition, but instead of business attire, you’re in bikinis and...

7/8/2015

article The Sixth Circuit Extends the NLRA's Reach to Tribal-Owned Casinos
(Michigan) -- The extent of the National Labor Relations Act's application to tribal-owned and operated enterprises on reservations is an open question in many...

7/3/2015

article NLRB-tribe dispute heading for en banc review?
(USA) -- We recently reported on a decision governing the NLRB’s jurisdiction over tribal casinos, NLRB v. Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Tribal Government.
article Sixth Circuit Holds National Labor Relations Act Applicable to Indian Tribe's Casino
(USA) -- Weighing in on a hotly contested issue, a panel of the Sixth Circuit has found that federal labor law applies to Indian tribes’ casinos, notwithstanding...

7/2/2015

article Bizarre Sixth Circuit Decision Further Confuses NLRB's Jurisdiction Over Tribal Enterprises
(Michigan) -- In its very odd July 1 decision in Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort v. National Labor Relations Board, all three judges on the three-judge panel concluded...
article Judges: Casino must comply with labor laws
(Michigan) -- Federal appeals judges ruled on Wednesday that the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort must comply with orders from the National Labor Relations Board.
article Showdown Looms In 6th Circ. Over NLRB's Tribal Authority
(New York) -- A recent Sixth Circuit opinion enforcing a National Labor Relations Board decision that struck down anti-union rules at a Michigan tribal casino laid bare...

7/1/2015

article Court reluctantly backs NLRB in Saginaw Chippewa Tribe dispute
(Michigan) -- The National Labor Relations Board can assert jurisdiction at a casino owned by the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan, a divided 6th Circuit Court of...
article US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Says Tribal Casinos Must Heed Labor Laws
(Michigan) -- The US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled for a second time that casinos in Michigan operated by Indian tribes must obey orders from the National...

6/30/2015

article Jurisdiction over suits against tribal entities or employers
(Washington D.C.) -- Federal courts must often grapple with the question of jurisdiction over claims brought by a plaintiff against a tribal entity or tribe pursuant to...

6/29/2015

article Rep. McCollum vows support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
(Minnesota) -- A key Democrat is supporting the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act, a bill that shields tribal casinos from federal labor law. Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota...

6/22/2015

article Appropriations bill blocks federal labor law at tribal businesses
(Washington D.C.) -- Fueled by Republican interest on Capitol Hill, efforts to shield tribal casinos from federal labor law are taking another step forward this week. An...
press release Champion of Indian Country Attacked for Defending Tribal Sovereignty
(Washington D.C.) -- Dear Tribal Leader: Today the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) and National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) jointly reach out to...

6/21/2015

article Editorial: Casino workers' union protest is a bad gamble
(Atlantic City) -- You really have to hand it to the casino workers' union, which was able to bring more than 1,000 people — many from out of state — to...

6/19/2015

article PATTERSON: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act restores our rights
(Washington D.C.) -- The United South and Eastern Tribes support the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015 (H.R.511 | S.248) as a matter of parity between sovereign...

6/17/2015

article Debate on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act moves to House panel
(Washington D.C.) -- Debate on the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act moved to the House on Tuesday, less than a week after a Senate committee took action on a bill that's...

6/29/2011

article New Congressional Anti-Tribal Union Advocate Emerges
(Washington D.C.) -- In the ongoing battle from many tribes against unionization on their sovereign lands, tribal leaders have found a new friend in Rep. Kristi Noem, R-...

6/28/2011

article Casino developers sign deals with Mass. unions / Mohegan Sun hopes to build resort in Palmer
(Massachusetts) -- Would-be developers of proposed western Massachusetts casinos say they would use union labor to build their projects if and when the Bay State...

6/24/2011

article Noem bill would keep unions out of tribal affairs
(Washington D.C.) -- Rep. Kristi Noem has introduced a bill to try to keep “big labor” from “meddling” in tribal affairs. Under the measure, the...
article Noem seeks to restrict NLRB jurisdiction, Big Labor from tribal businesses
(Washington D.C.) -- On Thursday, Congresswoman Krisit Noem, R-S.D., introduced legislation to specify that the National Labor Relations Board does not have jurisdiction...
article Mohegan Sun Has Union Agreements For Possible Mass. Casino Resort
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun officials said Friday that they will use union laborers if the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority builds a large hotel-and-casino resort in...

6/23/2011

article Noem bill targets ruling on tribal sovereignty
(Washington D.C.) -- Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., introduced a bill Thursday in the U.S. House to overturn a federal appeals court decision that gives the National Labor...
article Noem bill would ban national labor board from tribal businesses
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., introduced legislation Thursday to clarify that the National Labor Relations Board does not have jurisdiction over...

visionary sponsor advertisement

sponsor advertisement