More: h.r.511

Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act still in limbo in heated election year
Legislation
Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act still in limbo in heated election year (October 18, 2016)
Tribes have been seeking to exempt their gaming facilities from the National Labor Relations Act for more than a decade.

Viejas Band loses decision in dispute with labor union at casino
California
Viejas Band loses decision in dispute with labor union at casino (October 12, 2016)
The loss is the latest in a string of decisions that tribes say threatens their sovereignty.

Tribes in California welcome labor unions at gaming facilities
California | Compacts | Legislation
Tribes in California welcome labor unions at gaming facilities (September 26, 2016)
Three tribes that operate some of the largest casinos in the state have adopted the Tribal Labor Relations Ordinance.

Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in limbo as Congress returns to work
Legislation
Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in limbo as Congress returns to work (September 8, 2016)
Tribes have seen seeking to exempt their gaming facilities from the National Labor Relations Act for more than a decade.

Supreme Court deals setback to tribes in labor sovereignty dispute
California | Legislation | Litigation
Supreme Court deals setback to tribes in labor sovereignty dispute (June 27, 2016)
Indian Country rallied after two Michigan tribes lost their labor law cases but the nation's highest court won't be taking up the matter.

Amendment drafted for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in defense bill
Legislation
Amendment drafted for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in defense bill (June 13, 2016)
Several Republicans in the Senate are supporting an amendment to include the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in a must-pass defense measure.

Ben Nighthorse Campbell: Pass the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation | Opinion
Ben Nighthorse Campbell: Pass the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (June 13, 2016)
Tribal sovereignty isn’t just a slogan, and it isn’t just limited to programs and services.

Indian Country presses Supreme Court to hear labor law dispute
Legislation | Litigation
Indian Country presses Supreme Court to hear labor law dispute (May 31, 2016)
A broad coalition of tribal organizations and even two states are arguing that federal labor law should not be imposed in Indian Country.

Indian Country pushes for action on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation
Indian Country pushes for action on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (April 7, 2016)
Tribes have been working to shore up Democratic support for a bill that exempts tribal enterprises from the National Labor Relations Act.

Tribes still shoring up support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation
Tribes still shoring up support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (February 23, 2016)
The bill needs at least 10 to 12 Democratic votes to advance in the Senate but so far only three have committed their support.

Robert Odawi Porter: Labor unions try to confiscate tribal wealth
Legislation | Opinion
Robert Odawi Porter: Labor unions try to confiscate tribal wealth (December 7, 2015)
The Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act, which exempts tribal governments from application of the National Labor Relations Act, is a rare opportunity to both support tribal sovereignty and strengthen tribal economies.

Union slams Democrat for vote on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation
Union slams Democrat for vote on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (December 2, 2015)
Rep. Kurt Schrader of Oregon was one of 24 Democrats who voted in favor of a bill that treats tribes the same as other governments under the National Labor Relations Act.

Sault Tribe pushes for passage of Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation
Sault Tribe pushes for passage of Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (November 24, 2015)
Chairman Aaron Payment called on President Barack Obama and Michigan's two Democratic Senators to support parity for tribal governments.

John Yellowbird Steele: Restore tribal sovereignty over labor
Legislation | Opinion
John Yellowbird Steele: Restore tribal sovereignty over labor (November 23, 2015)
President Obama: Indian gaming is governmental gaming, as Congress has declared.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe weighs Supreme Court appeal in NLRB case
Legislation | Litigation
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe weighs Supreme Court appeal in NLRB case (November 20, 2015)
The tribe is asserting its treaty rights in an attempt to shield the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort from the National Labor Relations Board.

Lawmakers defy White House on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation | Litigation | Regulation
Lawmakers defy White House on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (November 18, 2015)
Republicans eagerly lined up to explain why tribes, like state and local governments, should be exempt from the National Labor Relations Act.

White House slams Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act ahead of vote
Legislation
White House slams Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act ahead of vote (November 17, 2015)
President Barack Obama won't support H.R.511 because his administration said it doesn't offer enough protections to tribal employees, the majority of whom are non-Indians.

Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act heads toward passage in House
Legislation | Litigation
Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act heads toward passage in House (November 16, 2015)
Some Democrats have objected but Republicans are set to approve a bill that exempts tribes and their enterprises from the National Labor Relations Act.

House gears up for consideration of Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Litigation
House gears up for consideration of Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (October 27, 2015)
The bill shields tribes and their enterprises, mainly gaming facilities, from federal labor law.

Key Democrat defends support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation | Litigation | Meetings
Key Democrat defends support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (October 20, 2015)
Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) blasted a labor union for running ads that she called 'racist' and 'blatantly anti-Indian."

Lawmakers advance Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in House
Legislation | Litigation | Regulation
Lawmakers advance Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in House (July 23, 2015)
A bill to exempt tribes and their gaming facilities from federal labor law took another step forward on Wednesday.

Lawmakers show support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation | Meetings | NIGC | Regulation
Lawmakers show support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (July 22, 2015)
Members of both parties endorse labor measure at National Indian Gaming Association legislative summit in Washington, D.C.

House committee markup for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation
House committee markup for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (July 20, 2015)
The bill exempts tribes and their casinos from the National Labor Relations Act.

Court reluctantly backs NLRB in Saginaw Chippewa Tribe dispute
Legislation | Litigation | Regulation
Court reluctantly backs NLRB in Saginaw Chippewa Tribe dispute (July 1, 2015)
The three judges went to great lengths to explain why they were unable to side with the tribe in an unfair labor practices complaint.

Rep. McCollum vows support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation | Meetings
Rep. McCollum vows support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (June 29, 2015)
The co-chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus is the first prominent Democrat to announce her backing for the bill.

Brian Patterson: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act restores our rights
Legislation | Opinion
Brian Patterson: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act restores our rights (June 19, 2015)
The Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act restores parity to all sovereign governments across the United States.

Debate on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act moves to House panel
Legislation | Regulation
Debate on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act moves to House panel (June 17, 2015)
Tribal leaders call on Congress to resolve uncertainty created by the National Labor Relations Board.

House committee to hold hearing on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation
House committee to hold hearing on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (June 15, 2015)
The bill to prevent the National Labor Relations Board from exercising jurisdiction in Indian Country is gaining steam on Capitol Hill.

NLRB won't take stance on tribal labor bill that affects casinos
Legislation | Litigation
NLRB won't take stance on tribal labor bill that affects casinos (April 30, 2015)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee took up the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act as a federal appeals court was hearing a closely-watched case involving a Michigan tribe.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on labor measure
Legislation | Litigation
Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on labor measure (April 27, 2015)
The National Labor Relations Board has slowly asserted jurisdiction over tribal gaming facilities across Indian Country.

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