In a letter sent today to members of the U.S. House, the UAW said it "strongly supports" H.R. 4115 and H.R. 2176 because the legislation would create jobs, keep gaming revenues in the United States, and provide a much needed economic boost to the communities where the new casinos would open. The UAW also noted that the bills are consistent with state law in Michigan and with past land claim settlements approved by Congress for other tribes.
"For all of the foregoing reasons, the UAW strongly supports H.R. 2176 and H.R. 4115," the union said in its letter. "We urge you to vote for these bills when they are considered by the House and to oppose any weakening amendments."