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Federal labor board to hold hearing involving tribe


The Teamsters union is using a controversial National Labor Relations Board ruling to seek a union vote on the Seneca Nation in New York

The NLRB will hold a hearing this Friday on a petition filed by the Teamsters Local 375. The union wants to organize at the Seneca Nation's casino.

In May, the NLRB overturned 30 years of precedent and ruled that it has jurisdiction over on-reservation tribal enterprises that employ non-Indians or affect non-Indians. Previously, the board only asserted jurisdiction over off-reservation businesses.

Get the Story:
Teamsters eye casino dealers (AP 12/5)

National Labor Review Board Decisions:
San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino | Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation

Relevant Links:
National Labor Relations Board - http://www.nlrb.gov

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