Arbiter allows pro-union flyers by tribal employees
Friday, March 26, 2004

An arbitration judge in California has allowed employees of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians to post pro-union flyers in employee break rooms.

The tribe, which owns two casinos, has been under fire for opposing lobbying efforts. Employees say they should be allowed to organize to press health insurance and workers’ compensation issues.

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that federal labor laws do not bar tribal governments from enacting their own right-to-work laws preventing forced unionism. The ruling was not taken to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Get the Story:
Judge says casino workers can post pro-union fliers (The Palm Springs Desert Sun 3/25)

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