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Cherokee Nation Chief-elect Chuck Hoskin, Jr., rolling out executive order plan to increase minimum wage

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Posted at 7:44 PM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 20:44:48-04

Chief-elect Chuck Hoskin, Jr., is rolling out an executive order plan to increase minimum wage in the Cherokee Nation.

Right now it sets at $9.50 and hour - and the plan is to bump that up to $11.

Tribe officials say this will affect 415 government employees making less than that.

The order is expected to take effect October 1.

Chief-elect Hoskin says this is all possible "due to the strong financial stewardship of principal chief bill john baker's administration over the past eight years."

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