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Labor union challenges tribe's Indian preference

A Teamsters union seeking to organize on the Seneca Nation in New York says the tribe is wrong to favor tribal members and other Indians.

Tribal law allows Senecas more holidays, including election day, than other workers. Senecas get preference in promotions and hiring.

The Teamsters Local 375 says such conditions are unfair. Citing a recent ruling opening tribes to federal labor law, the union is asking the National Labor Relations Board to allow a union vote at the tribe's casino. A hearing will be held in Buffalo on Friday.

Get the Story:
Bias toward Senecas fueling union drive at casino (The Buffalo News 12/7)

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

Relevant Links:
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