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Tribes and sovereignty still don't mix when it comes to labor laws

Tribes and sovereignty still don't mix when it comes to labor laws (May 4, 2018)

Efforts by Indian Country to assert sovereignty over labor laws are failing in the courts, not just in the halls of Congress.

Chickasaw Nation spends big on lobbying for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act

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

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

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

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.

Tribes looking for more support to pass controversial sovereignty bill

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

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

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

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

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

Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act reportedly moves closer to passage in Senate

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?

Open Secrets: Indian gaming battles make for well-fed lobbyists

Open Secrets: Indian gaming battles make for well-fed lobbyists (June 1, 2017)

Spending on lobbying by gaming tribes hit a record high of more than $26.5 million in 2015, the same year that tribal gaming revenues experienced their highest growth in recent years.

Cronkite News: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act is back on the agenda

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

House gears up for consideration of Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act

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

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."