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Tribal Nations Push Congress, Justices for Labor Law Sovereignty

Tyrone Richardson Feb 22, 2019

A Southern California casino fighting claims it violated workers’ rights is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that federal labor law doesn’t apply on tribal land. The Justice Department will likely soon tell the court whether it agrees.

Lawyers for Casino Pauma want the high court to overturn a 2018 decision finding that supervisors wrongly banned workers from disseminating union material near the casino. A group of more than 150 tribes has also been lobbying Congress to undo a National Labor Relations Board decision from more than a decade ago that extended the board’s jurisdiction over tribal-owned businesses like casinos and hotels.

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