Minimum wage in the Cherokee Nation might soon get a boost.
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief-elect Chuck Hoskin Jr. won’t be sworn in until August 14th, but he has already announced plans for his first executive order.
“We’re gonna raise the minimum wage, through executive order and through the council’s budget, to 11 dollars an hour,” said Hoskin.
Minimum wage for the Cherokee Nation is currently $9.50 an hour. This surpasses Oklahoma’s base pay of $7.25, which matches the federal minimum.