Sault Tribe pushes for passage of Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
The leader of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is calling on President Barack Obama to support the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act even though his administration officially opposes it.
The bill treats tribes in the same manner as states and local governments under the National Labor Relations Act. Despite widespread support in Indian Country, the White House Office of Management and Budget issued a statement of administration policy against H.R.511, the version of the bill that passed the House on November 17.