Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act

Jan. 10, 2018 | S. 140

This bill amends the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 and denies coverage afforded by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to a large number of workers employed by tribal-owned and -operated enterprises located on Indian land. Among them are more than 600,000 tribal casino workers, the vast majority of whom are not Native Americans. In recent years, the number and type of enterprises affected has grown well beyond the gaming industry, and would now include mining operations, power plants, smoke shops, saw mills, construction companies, ski resorts, high-tech firms, hotels and spas. Many of these are commercial businesses that compete with non-Indian enterprises. The Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act passed the House on January 10, 2018, and signed into law by President Trump on Dec. 4, 2018, thus stripping all workers in these enterprises of their rights and protections afforded by the NLRA.

This is Bad for working people.

Vote result: Passed

YEAs: 239
NAYs: 173

Legislator Sort descending State District Party Vote
Rep. Ralph Abraham
LA
5 Republican Yes
Rep. Alma Adams
NC
12 Democrat Not Voting
Rep. Robert B. Aderholt
AL
4 Republican Yes
Rep. Pete Aguilar
CA
31 Democrat Yes
Rep. Rick Allen
GA
12 Republican Yes
Rep. Justin Amash
MI
3 Republican Yes
Rep. Mark Amodei
NV
2 Republican Yes
Rep. Jodey Arrington
TX
19 Republican Yes
Rep. Brian Babin
TX
36 Republican Yes
Rep. Don Bacon
NE
2 Republican Yes
Rep. Jim Banks
IN
3 Republican Yes
Rep. Lou Barletta
PA
11 Republican Yes
Rep. Andy Barr
KY
6 Republican Yes
Rep. Nanette Barragán
CA
44 Democrat No
Rep. Joe L. Barton
TX
6 Republican Yes
Rep. Karen Bass
CA
37 Democrat No
Rep. Joyce Beatty
OH
3 Democrat No
Rep. Ami Bera
CA
7 Democrat No
Rep. Jack Bergman
MI
1 Republican Yes
Rep. Donald Beyer
VA
8 Democrat Yes