Friday, July 30, 2010

Federal Labor Board Denies Mashantucket Appeal Over Federal Union Vote Supervision

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Late this afternoon the assistant regional director for the National Labor Relations Board in Hartford, John Cotter, was reported to have received an order from the NLRB in Washington, D.C., denying the Mashantucket Pequot's appeal of a ruling that mandates that tomorrow's Foxwoods beverage server union vote be held under federal labor laws.

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribe asserts that a union vote should be held under the Tribe's labor law and not federal labor law.

About 375 beverage servers will vote tomorrow on whether or not to join the United Food and Commercial Workers’ Union.

Objections to the election and subsequent lawsuits challenging whether union elections must be held under federal labor law are likely to be filed by the Tribe.