Garret Graves Votes To Deny Labor Rights

Today, Garret Graves voted in favor (Click Here To See The Vote) for yet another Bill with a misleading title: To clarify the rights of Indians and Indian tribes on Indian lands under the National Labor Relations Act (Click Here To Read The Bill).  

According to a letter to Members of Congress from the AFL-CIO (Click Here To Read the Letter) : "the importance of the principle of tribal sovereignty, the fundamental human rights of employees are not the exclusive concern of tribal enterprises or tribal governments. In fact, the vast majority of employees of these commercial enterprises, such as the casinos, are not Native Americans. They therefore have no voice in setting tribal policy, and no recourse to tribal governments for the protection of their rights."  

Basically, non-Native Americans should not be stripped of their rights under United States Labor Laws because they are employed by a tribal enterprise or tribal government.  Garret Graves was on the side of special interest tribal enterprises and voted to allow non-Native Americans to be striped of their labor rights. 

 

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