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Senate places controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act on schedule
Legislation
Senate places controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act on schedule (April 16, 2018)
All eyes are on the Senate as the chamber takes up the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act for the first time.

Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act remains in limbo without action in Senate
Legislation
Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act remains in limbo without action in Senate (April 12, 2018)
Tribes are reportedly 'furious' with a key Democrat as the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act remains in limbo in the 115th Congress.

Mashantucket Tribe oversees another union election for casino workers
Connecticut | Legislation
Mashantucket Tribe oversees another union election for casino workers (April 5, 2018)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is overseeing another election for casino workers who are interested in joining a labor union.

Rep. Cole seeks to add Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to funding bill
Legislation
Rep. Cole seeks to add Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to funding bill (March 12, 2018)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) is hoping to add the controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to a must-pass spending bill.

Tribes looking for more support to pass controversial sovereignty bill
Legislation | Regulation
Tribes looking for more support to pass controversial sovereignty bill (February 14, 2018)
Tribes are not quite there when it comes to a controversial bill that recognizes their sovereignty over labor unions. An anticipated vote has been delayed on Capitol Hill.

Tribes in Connecticut support passage of Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Connecticut | Legislation
Tribes in Connecticut support passage of Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (January 24, 2018)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are among the many pushing for passage of a bill that exempts tribes from federal labor laws.

Union slams Democrats who supported Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation
Union slams Democrats who supported Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (January 23, 2018)
A prominent labor union plans to punish Democrats who voted for a bill that exempts tribes and their enterprises from federal labor law.

Vote anticipated in February on bill with Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation | Meetings
Vote anticipated in February on bill with Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (January 22, 2018)
A final vote on a bill to exempt tribal casinos from federal labor law is expected in February, around the same time tribal leaders are in Washington, D.C.

Republican sponsor of Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act benefits from gaming interests
Legislation
Republican sponsor of Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act benefits from gaming interests (January 12, 2018)
Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana) has received more than $163,000 in donations from Indian gaming interests since 2015

Morongo Band accused of treating casino employees unfairly amid labor dispute
California
Morongo Band accused of treating casino employees unfairly amid labor dispute (December 6, 2017)
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is in a dispute with a labor union that's representing employees at the tribe's casino in southern California.

Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act reportedly moves closer to passage in Senate
Legislation
Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act reportedly moves closer to passage in Senate (July 25, 2017)
Could 2017 finally be the year for the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act?

Cronkite News: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act is back on the agenda
Legislation
Cronkite News: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act is back on the agenda (March 30, 2017)
Tribal leaders called on Congress to exempt their governments and government-run businesses from oversight by the National Labor Relations Board, a right they said is enjoyed by every other government in the country.

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