Lytton Band faces complaints from labor workers at casino

The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians in California could be headed for a political and legal battle with a labor union at its casino.

Unite Here represents more than 250 employees at the San Pablo Lytton Casino. The union is seeking an increase in wages and benefits and says the tribe has unfairly terminated several workers.

Tribal spokesperson Doug Elmets denied the allegations. But the claims are gaining traction in San Pablo, whose city council passed a resolution calling on the casino to work with the union on a "fair outcome," The Contra Costa Times reported.

Meanwhile, the union has filed labor practice grievances with the National Labor Relations Board. Some tribes have said the NLRB lacks jurisdiction over their enterprises.

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San Pablo council urges fair resolution of casino labor dispute (The Contra Costa Times 2/23)