The following screenshots come from the Smithsonian’s collection of issues of “Indians at Work.”
The Harvard Law Review has posted a Note, “Tribal Power, Worker Power: Organizing Unions in the Context of Native Sovereignty.” PDF
1. Should this Court reconsider Chevron?
2. Does the National Labor Relations Act apply to Indian tribes?
3. Does the employee-to-employee solicitation rule in Republic Aviation empower employees to solicit customers in business “guest areas” like restrooms and restaurants?
Here is the opinion in Casino Pauma v. NLRB. From the court’s syllabus:
The panel granted the National Labor Relations Board’s petition for enforcement of its order; denied Casino Pauma’s petition for review; and upheld the Board’s conclusions that it may apply the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) to the relationship between employees working in commercial gaming establishments on tribal lands and the tribal governments that own and manage the establishments, and that Casino Pauma committed unfair labor practices in violation of the NLRA by trying to stop union literature distribution.
Here they are for the LRB v. NLRB petition:
Here they are for Soaring Eagle v. NLRB:
All the briefs are available here at the background materials page for these two cases.
Here are the materials relevant to Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Tribal Government v. NLRB.
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