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Tribes Pushing Minimum Wage Higher

Tribes Pushing Minimum Wage Higher

Though the minimum wage remains at $7.25 per hour for most Oklahomans, several tribal nations pay more or have boosted their entry-level wage above the federal level, a move that could cause the Oklahoma Legislature to take another look at the issue...

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Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Increases Minimum Wage to $10.25

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Increases Minimum Wage to $10.25

As the economy recovers from what is being called the worst recession since the Great Depression, rural economies are still feeling the effects. The greater economy is rebounding, but a large amount of the jobs that were lost due to the housing bubble and subsequent global financial debacle are…

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Cherokee Nation Raises Tribal Minimum Wage, More Than $2 Above Federal

Cherokee Nation Raises Tribal Minimum Wage, More Than $2 Above Federal

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker signed an executive order on February 21 raising the Cherokee Nation’s minimum wage to $9.50 over the next two years. The current Cherokee Nation minimum wage stands at $9 per hour, already well above the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour...