Thursday, September 04, 2008

Foxwood Pequots Hate Unions!


One might speculate that with a history of discrimination and unfair treatment, that the Indian nations would be supportive of Unions. Evidently, one would be wrong reading the latest anti-Union Projo story. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation own & operate the wildly sucessful Ct. Foxwood's Casino .

In case you missed the story in the Business Digest:

"The National Labor Relations Board has issued a complaint alleging that Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut broke federal law by retaliating against a new union and refusing to bargain in good faith. The United Auto Workers won a union election last November to represent nearly 3,000 dealers and the NLRB certified the UAW in June, rejecting an appeal by Foxwoods. The board, in a complaint dated Thursday, said the casino refused to promote dealers, changed its medical leave procedures and eliminated coat hooks and chairs from employee cafeteria restrooms because its employees formed the union. The findings now go before an administrative law judge in Hartford for a hearing Nov. 17. The NLRB is seeking an order for back pay and other relief for the employees. Foxwoods had no immediate comment Friday. The UAW says it’s the third complaint the NLRB has issued against Foxwoods since the dealers organized. The casino has challenged the jurisdiction of the federal agency, saying Foxwoods is run by the sovereign Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

No coat hooks? Petty? Yeah, yeah, yeah. I suppose turnabout really is fairplay, isn't it?
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