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Chickasaw Nation spends big on lobbying for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation
Chickasaw Nation spends big on lobbying for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (April 17, 2018)
The Chickasaw Nation already enjoys an exemption from federal labor law but has been spending big in order to help the rest of Indian Country.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Republican lawmaker renews push for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation | Meetings
Republican lawmaker renews push for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (February 14, 2017)
Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana), whose top staffer is a tribal citizen, thinks the bill can finally become law.

Senate committee passes Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act once again
Legislation
Senate committee passes Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act once again (February 8, 2017)
Some Democrats on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs objected to a bill that shields tribes and their casinos from federal labor law.

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 takes a pass on tribal labor sovereignty dispute
Litigation
Supreme Court takes a pass on tribal labor sovereignty dispute (July 1, 2016)
Law professor Matthew Fletcher believes the justices avoided the cases in order to avoid a deadlock.

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.

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.

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.

NCAI pushes for court rehearing in tribal labor sovereignty case
Litigation | Regulation
NCAI pushes for court rehearing in tribal labor sovereignty case (September 1, 2015)
A disagreement among judges on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals could lead to another look at the application of federal labor law at casinos.

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.

Dennis Whittlesey: Judges disagree on labor law at casinos
Litigation | Opinion
Dennis Whittlesey: Judges disagree on labor law at casinos (July 23, 2015)
Two separate three-judge panels of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit have rendered labor law decisions concerning Indian casinos in Michigan only 22 days apart.

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.

Law Article: Major impact with federal labor law at tribal casinos
Litigation
Law Article: Major impact with federal labor law at tribal casinos (July 8, 2015)
It is a touchstone principle of federal Indian law that tribes, as quasi-sovereign nations, possess the inherent right to self-govern, generally to the exclusion of state and federal laws.

Law Article: Saginaw Chippewa Tribe loses decision in NLRB dispute
Litigation | Opinion
Law Article: Saginaw Chippewa Tribe loses decision in NLRB dispute (July 6, 2015)
Weighing in on a hotly contested issue, a panel of the Sixth Circuit has found that federal labor law applies to Indian tribes’ casinos, notwithstanding the tribes’ inherent sovereignty.

Brian Pierson: Tribal labor sovereignty could land in Supreme Court
Litigation | Opinion
Brian Pierson: Tribal labor sovereignty could land in Supreme Court (July 3, 2015)
Four of the six judges in the Sixth Circuit who have examined the issue, in two different cases, have concluded that the NLRA has no jurisdiction over the tribes. The tribes have lost both cases!

Pierre Bergeron: Judges split on federal labor law at tribal casinos
Litigation | Opinion
Pierre Bergeron: Judges split on federal labor law at tribal casinos (July 3, 2015)
Although the court has been restricting en banc review, such a flagrant disagreement between two panels certainly should attract en banc attention.

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.

Law Article: Court backs NLRB in Little River Band casino case
Litigation
Law Article: Court backs NLRB in Little River Band casino case (June 23, 2015)
In a recent split decision, the Sixth Circuit held that the National Labor Relations Board possessed jurisdiction to enforce provisions of the National Labor Relations Act against the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians.

Appropriations bill blocks federal labor law at tribal businesses
Legislation
Appropriations bill blocks federal labor law at tribal businesses (June 22, 2015)
Efforts to shield tribal casinos from the National Labor Relations Act are stirring passions on Capitol Hill.

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.

Law Article: Uncertainty abounds with federal labor law at casinos
Legislation | Litigation
Law Article: Uncertainty abounds with federal labor law at casinos (June 15, 2015)
What is becoming clear is that nothing is settled, and this issue is likely headed for the Supreme Court or a possible legislative 'fix.'

Union won't appeal decision in Chickasaw Nation casino dispute
Legislation | Litigation | Regulation
Union won't appeal decision in Chickasaw Nation casino dispute (June 12, 2015)
The National Labor Relations Board declined to assert jurisdiction over the WinStar World Casino and Resort due to the tribe's treaty rights.

Senate committee passes bill to shield tribal casinos from NLRB
Legislation | Litigation
Senate committee passes bill to shield tribal casinos from NLRB (June 11, 2015)
Union members gathered on Capitol Hill in protest of the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act.

Law Article: Treaty protects Chickasaw Nation casino from NLRB
Regulation
Law Article: Treaty protects Chickasaw Nation casino from NLRB (June 11, 2015)
The National Labor Relations Board has issued a decision indicating that the Chickasaw Nation can operate outside the confines of the National Labor Relations Act because it is a sovereign Indian nation with legal protections based on its treaties with the United States.

Appeals court sides with NLRB in Little River Band casino case
Legislation | Litigation
Appeals court sides with NLRB in Little River Band casino case (June 10, 2015)
The decision comes as the Senate Indian Affairs Committee takes up a bill to shield tribal casinos from federal labor law.

Mashantucket Tribe to appeal NLRB decision over union  at casino
Connecticut
Mashantucket Tribe to appeal NLRB decision over union at casino (July 9, 2010)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut said it will fight the National Labor Relations Board over a union vote at its casino. A regional director of the NLRB ordered an election among bartenders, beverage servers and related workers at...

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe opposes casino union
Regulation
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe opposes casino union (September 18, 2009)
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan continues to oppose the application of federal labor law on the reservation. Two prior union efforts at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort have failed. A third effort is emerging and the tribe is...

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