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Supreme Court deals setback to tribes in labor sovereignty disputeFiled Under: 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 billFiled Under: 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 ActFiled Under: 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 disputeFiled Under: 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 ActFiled Under: 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 ActFiled Under: 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 wealthFiled Under: 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 ActFiled Under: 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 ActFiled Under: 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.

Lawmakers defy White House on Tribal Labor Sovereignty ActFiled Under: 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.

Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act heads toward passage in HouseFiled Under: 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 Filed Under: 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.

Lawmakers advance Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in HouseFiled Under: 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.

House committee markup for Tribal Labor Sovereignty ActFiled Under: 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 disputeFiled Under: 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 ActFiled Under: 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 rightsFiled Under: 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 panelFiled Under: 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 ActFiled Under: 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 casinosFiled Under: 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 disputeFiled Under: 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 NLRBFiled Under: 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.

Appeals court sides with NLRB in Little River Band casino caseFiled Under: 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.

Senate committee takes up bill to shield tribal casinos from NLRBFiled Under: Legislation | Litigation
Senate committee takes up bill to shield tribal casinos from NLRB (June 9, 2015)
S.248, the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act, will be considered by the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.

Chickasaw Nation wins major ruling affecting labor law at casinoFiled Under: Legislation | Regulation
Chickasaw Nation wins major ruling affecting labor law at casino (June 5, 2015)
The National Labor Relations Board cited the tribe's treaties in declining to assert jurisdiction over the WinStar World Casino and Resort.

NLRB won't take stance on tribal labor bill that affects casinosFiled Under: 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 measureFiled Under: 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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