Ho-Chunk Nation creates $10 per hour minimum wage

Freeman Staff

March 26, 2015

BLACK RIVER FALLS — The Ho-Chunk Nation announced it has established its base minimum wage at $10 per hour for its workforce.

“The cost is high but the return is much greater,” said Ho-Chunk Nation President Jon Greendeer in a statement. “We can wait until the perpetual debate is resolved or we can just take action ourselves. We chose to make our move and I feel it’s the right one.”

The Ho-Chunk Nation, which has sovereignty, voted on the issue which has been debated at the national and state levels.

The $10 minimum wage goes into effect July 2015.