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Tulalip Tribes creating new employment laws


The Tulalip Tribes of Washington began drafting new employment laws in a bid to strengthen sovereignty and hiring preferences.

The tribe has about 3,700 members. Tribal businesses have created nearly 2,000 jobs, about 41 percent of which are held by Indians.

The new Workforce Protection Act will strengthen tribal and Indian preference policies, an official said. They will also address labor union issues that have arisen in recent years among tribes.

Get the Story:
Tulalips draft employment law (The Everett Herald 12/8)

House Video:
Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations - Hearing on H.R. 16, Tribal Labor Relations Restoration Act of 2005 (July 20, 2006)

Tribal Labor Bill:
Tribal Labor Relations Restoration Act of 2005 (H.R.16)

San Manuel Band v NLRB:
Briefs, Decisions and Documents (Native American Rights Fund)

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

Relevant Links:
National Labor Relations Board - http://www.nlrb.gov

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