September 28, 2007

Casino vs. union

Petition filed to form union at FoxwoodsThe United Auto Workers submitted a majority of the names of 3,000 dealers at Foxwoods Resort Casino to the National Labor Relations Board Friday morning.

At a press conference in Norwich, regional leader Bob Madore said the next step is to bring a quick vote for a union at Foxwoods.

"We have well over the majority and this is the first time Foxwoods (workers have) gone to the NLRB with the full support of workers seeking an election," Madore said.

In a prepared statement, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, which owns and operates Foxwoods, said they do not believe federal labor laws apply to the tribe, which is recognized as a sovereign nation by the federal government.
Comment:  At this point, I'm not sure which is less popular with the public: an Indian casino or a union.

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