Can StarKist Samoa Survive a Minimum Wage Increase?
Can Starkist Samoa survive a minimum wage increase? That’s the big question in a report put out by the United States Government Accountability Office this month.
GAO’s study on “Economic Trends, Status of the Tuna Canning Industry, and Stakeholders’ Views on Minimum Wage Increases” was conducted because there has been legislation postponing or reducing scheduled minimum wage increases in American Samoa. Congress initially passed legislation in 2007 that established a schedule of periodic increases that would have raised the minimum wage to...
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