While most people are focusing on Connecticut’s ruling legalizing same-sex marriages, word leaked out late today that the UAW and Foxwoods agreed to enter into discussions for a possible labor agreement.   (For background on the UAW/Foxwoods dispute, see prior blog coverage here.

The joint press release — issued at 4:30 EST — is brief

Amid all of the buzz regarding the union representation campaigns at Foxwoods, one argument keeps being floated about: tribal sovereignty.Courtesy: Library of Congress (flckr) - "Indians in New York's 4th of July Parade"

A new article by Thomas Meiklejohnone of the attorneys representing the UAW in its battle to represent workers at Foxwoods — in Spring edition of the Labor & Employment Law Quarterly (not

The hearing by the NLRB into objections raised by Foxwoods resumed Wednesday with new details about alleged harassment experienced by dealers in the course of the election last fall.  (For background on the objections and the elections, click here.) 

As usual, The Day is quick with the details this morning.  According to the report,

Chips - MorguefileLost in the shuffle of the election at Foxwoods last Saturday, was the one-paragraph concurrence issued last week denying Foxwoods’ Request for Review of the Regional Director’s decision mandating an election.

That concurrence by Member Peter Schaumber (who I met earlier this month), can be found in the Daily Labor Reports (subscription required).  It paints a dismal picture for Foxwoods