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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Besides GHC Reid & Co. Ltd., four other local companies submitted written comments to the American Samoa Chamber of Commerce regarding the impact of minimum wage hikes in American Samoa. The comments were submitted by the Chamber to the US Government Accountability...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The “lack of inclusion” of American Samoa in the process of setting a minimum wage for the territory by the federal government is the “core issue fueling our objection,” says Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, adding that ASG remains “concerned and worried” over the future of...
Congresswoman Amata with the GAO team
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The four team members from the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) — the investigative arm of the US Congress — have been busy with meetings since their arrival on island last Thursday night to assess the impact of the federally mandated minimum wage on the “...
What a great gift the governor is giving the Territory’s labor force — proposed legislation to increase the salaries of governor and lt. gov. — $15,000 and $10,000 respectively. He’s citing inflation and the top leaders of the territory not receiving a pay raise in a long time. The timing of this...
Saina Tomi Fetalaia.
Apia, SAMOA — The Government has been urged to raise the minimum wage to $5 tala. The call comes from the Samoa First Union, which initially started the campaign several years ago calling for an increase from $2.30 to $3 tala. But Senior Organizer for Samoa First Union, Saina Tomi Fetalaia, said...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Sialega Palepoi Mauga
Pago Page, AMERICAN SAMOA — To determine the financial and economic impact of the next federally mandated minimum wage hike, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has appointed a 10-member Minimum Wage Assessment Working Group to provide a report for review. As previously reported by Samoa News, the next...