CONCHO, Okla. (AP) _ The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma have approved a resolution that increases the minimum wage for tribal employees to $9 per hour.
Tribal legislators passed a resolution over the weekend in support of the measure, which is a 24 percent increase from the current minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.
The Oklahoman reports (http://bit.ly/1mXyLQx ) that Cheyenne and Arapaho Gov. Eddie Hamilton has said he’ll sign the measure. The tribes have about 570 tribal employees, but only about 20 to 25 workers will see more pay because of the minimum wage increase.
Officials say the Lucky Stars Casinos in Canton and Watonga, which are owned by the tribes, increased wages for casino workers to $9 an hour earlier this year. The tribes operate five casinos in Oklahoma.