The Augustine Tribe of Cahuilla Indians sued the state of California on Oct. 12, over labor negotiations that threaten the use of slot machines and card games at its Coachella casino.
The issue lies in a Tribal Labor Relations Ordinance, which the tribe says the state has been negotiating in bad faith and with unreasonable changes. The state has not yet replied to the filing.
Tribes across the state have been negotiating new ordinances, as their existing ones from the turn of the century begin to expire. Thirteen tribes have filed suit against the state over the negotiations, according to Pacer records, including the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians, which operate the