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Isakson pushes American Samoa wage hike in tuna tussle

ATLANTA (WTOC) -

If you think there’s something fishy about a Georgia Republican U.S. senator forcing a minimum-wage increase on a South Pacific island, you would be right.

Welcome to tuna politics.

Congress on Thursday unanimously cleared a 40-cent minimum-wage hike for American Samoa, a tiny U.S. territory that sits nearly six hours south of Hawaii by plane.

The driving forces behind the wage increase are U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, who single-handedly blocked a bill to delay a scheduled wage increase, and Chicken of the Sea, which has a tuna canning operation in the Middle Georgia city of Lyons.

Read more: http://www.myajc.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/isakson-helps-boost-wages-in-american-samoa-to-eve/nnsMP/

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