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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the new federal mandated minimum wage hike of 40 cents per hour for all industry classifications in American Samoa effective today, the private sector remains concerned over the possible loss that has occurred or will occur soon, with their workforce looking at ASG...
 Human Resources director, Lynn Pulou-Alaimalo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government minimum wage increases by more than $2 to $7.25 under the Lemanu Administration salary reclassification and hikes, which is effective today, July 1st, along with a hike in entry level pay for degree holders, says Human Resources director, Lynn Pulou-...
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A press release published by Samoa News last Friday shows the written statement that Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga presented to a US House committee and mentioned a proposed $15 per hour federal minimum wage hike. The governor suggested that a special industry committee be establish for...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Taking into consideration the Samoan culture when setting the federally mandated minimum wages for American Samoa was one of the topics on which local employers and employees shared their views, when interviewed by a US Government Accountability Office (GAO) team that...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — During its assessment of the local minimum wage increase, the US Government Accountability Office interviewed selected employers and workers, and they noted — among other things — a “potential positive impact on the livelihood of workers but a potential negative impact...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Department of Interior has recommended that the investigative arm of the US Congress conduct further study on potential alternatives, including the use of a committee, to set minimum wage for American Samoa. The recommendation was made by Interior Assistant...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has, again, informed the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) that the territorial government prefers to establish a private-public sector committee, with federal participation, to analyze and determine the territory’s minimum wage level,...
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Pago Pago, AMRICAN SAMOA — As mandated by federal law, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO released yesterday its latest report on the minimum wage for American Samoa and the report — which doesn’t make recommendations on whether or not to increase or decrease local minimum wage — was...
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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...

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