SACRAMENTO – A Native American tribe is seeking the court's decision regarding a dispute with a labor union.

Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians filed a complaint on May 18 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against Unite Here International Union and Does 1-100, seeking declaratory relief.

According to the complaint, the parties entered into a memorandum of agreement (MOA) in June 2012 regarding the employees of the plaintiff's Red Hawk Casino. The suit states a dispute between the parties exists regarding employee discipline and termination. The plaintiff alleges that the MOA does not cover employee termination or discipline and is not a collective bargaining agreement, and seeks the court's judgment of its obligations under the agreement.

The plaintiff seeks declaratory judgment that personnel issues are not arbitrable under the MOA, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. It is represented by Christopher F. Wohl and Tiffany T. Tran of Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson LLP in Sacramento.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California Case number 2:16-cv-01057-MCE-CKD

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