House Dems Take Aim At NLRB Tribal Exemption Bill

Law360, New York (July 22, 2015, 1:34 PM EDT) -- House Democrats on Wednesday hit out at a "misguided" bill to prevent the National Labor Relations Board from exerting jurisdiction over Native American casinos and other businesses operated on tribal lands, taking shots at Republicans over workers' rights and alleged attempts to destroy the NLRB.

In a brief showdown at a packed House Committee on Education and the Workforce markup hearing, Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., claimed Republicans have a Captain Ahab-like obsession with the NLRB and said that the proposed Tribal Sovereignty Act of 2015 is yet another attack on the agency. The bill advanced to the full House on Wednesday....

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