House Pushes Through Tribal Labor Legislation

By Adam Lidgett (January 11, 2018, 8:48 PM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a legislation package with a provision that would prevent the National Labor Relations Board from acting in tribal employment matters.

Republican legislators announced that the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act — one prong of a three-part piece of legislation — made its way through the House with a 239-173 vote. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., and Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Mich., said the bill, S. 140, would amend the National Labor Relations Act to withdraw its reach over businesses owned or operated by Native American tribes or located on tribal land.

"This is a long overdue...

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