Senate Democrats Block Tribal Labor Bill

Law360, Washington (April 16, 2018, 8:06 PM EDT) -- Senate Democrats on Monday blocked a bill that would take National Labor Relations Board jurisdiction away from tribe-owned companies like casinos, voting on a razor-thin margin against the measure in a procedural vote.

The bill, the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act, passed out of the House of Representatives earlier this year and would overturn a decade-old NLRB decision that applies the NLRA to tribe-owned businesses. Most of the Democratic caucus came together to block the measure, keeping it from reaching a 60-vote threshold on a 55-41 vote Monday. Following Monday's vote, Senate leaders can still try to bring the legislation up at...

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