Document Type

Occasional Paper

Publication Date

8-2018

Publication Title

Center for Gaming Research Occasional Paper Series: Paper 43

Publisher Location

Las Vegas, Nevada

First page number:

1

Last page number:

6

Abstract

Unions have played important roles in Indigenous struggles in Latin America and in campaigns that fueled civil rights movements in the United States, including efforts to organize agricultural, hospitality, and health care workers. But, Native Americans have had less of a connection with organized labor. Indeed, in the current climate, labor and tribes seemed to be locked in an adversarial relationship. Tribal leaders see unions as a threat to their sovereignty. Unions, such as Unite-HERE and the United Food and Commercial Workers, clearly see their rights to organize as part of a larger civil rights struggle. Examining struggles between tribal governments and unions (that largely represent workers of color) reveals how distinct historical experience produced divergent types of political strategies and notions of citizenship.

Keywords

Native American sovereignty; Gaming, Labor

Disciplines

Gaming and Casino Operations Management | Hospitality Administration and Management | Labor History | Labor Relations | Tourism and Travel

File Format

pdf

File Size

322 Kb

Language

English


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