Mashantucket Tribe filed appeal over union vote at casino on time
Monday, July 26, 2010
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut has filed an appeal over a union vote at its casino.
A spokesperson for the National Labor Relations Board told The Norwich Bulletin last week that the tribe failed to meet a deadline for an appeal. But it turns out that the NLRB in Washington, D.C., received the tribe's paperwork on time.
The United Food and Commercial Workers wants to represent about 360 employees at Foxwoods Resort Casino. The union previously tried to organize under tribal law but the effort failed due to the way non-votes were counted as "no" votes.
The tribe says an NLRB election will interfere with its own laws
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