21 Dec 2007

US Congressional Committee to hold minimum wage consultations in American Samoa

11:16 am on 21 December 2007

A US congressional committee will hold a public hearing in American Samoa next year regarding the federal minimum wage law, which calls for increases of 50 cents per hour starting next year until local wages reached the U.S. level of $7.15 per hour.

Congressman Faleomavaega Eni says the U.S. House Subcommittee on Insular Affairs will hold an oversight hearing in Pago Pago in February 2008.

He says the subcommittee will hear testimonies and comments from leaders and residents of American Samoa on the issue.

Other hearings were held earlier this year in Saipan and Guam.