Editorial: Tribal casinos should follow state laws

"The days of Indian tribes doing whatever they well please within their casinos should come to an end. For years now, these tribes have given no respect in regards to laws in the states in which they operate, a situation that needs to be corrected.

The Foxwoods Resort Casino, which is owned by the Mashantucket Pequot tribe, is challenging a recent vote by their dealers to join a union under the United Auto Workers Union.

The dealers have been working way under industry standards, and their decision to join a union is a right afforded to them by law. The only problem is, the tribe for which they work believes they are not subject to follow that law.

They have free reign to do whatever they want on their reservations, never having to answer to any state laws. This has been creating a major problem as of late. Different tribes have tried to gain sovereignty on land across the U.S."

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Editorial: American Indian Tribes Should Have To Follow State Laws at Casinos (Casino Gambling Web 3/11)