Tribe Tells 9th Circ. Union Dispute Must Not Be Arbitrated

[Sophia Morris, Law360, New York]

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians told a panel of the Ninth Circuit on Friday that a memorandum of agreement between the tribe’s casino and a union does not govern employment disputes between the parties, urging the panel to reverse the lower court order compelling arbitration. 

The tribe said that the memorandum of agreement it entered into with Unite Here International Union is not a collective bargaining agreement and therefore does not control the terms of employment for workers at the tribe’s Red Hawk Casino....