Saginaw Chippewa Appeals NLRB Pro-Union Ruling

By Gale Courey Toensing, indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com

In an ongoing battle between tribal sovereignty and federal labor law, the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe is challenging the National Labor Relations Board’s claim that it has jurisdiction over the tribe’s employees at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort. The case could impact all of Indian country.

LA Cannot Afford Budget Busting Labor Agreements

By Jack Humphreville, citywatchla.com

Los Angeles’ cupboard is bare as it is projecting a three year cumulative deficit of $425 million. But that is not stopping the campaign funding leadership of the Coalition of LA City Unions from using its political and financial clout to strong arm the City Council into approving a budget busting, multiyear labor agreement that will further aggravate our cash strapped City’s financial woes.

Collective bargaining reform

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Speaking of reforms, contract negotiations between Clark County and the SEIU continue to make the case for major changes in the state’s collective bargaining laws.

Senate HELP Committee Considers NLRB Nomination

By Ilyse Wolens Schuman, Michael J. Lotito and littler.com

During a relatively sedate hearing to consider the nomination of Lauren McFerran to serve as a member of the National Labor Relations Board, the issue of joint employment and franchisor liability took center stage, at least for the Republican members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP).