Pay Increases For Essential Employees

April 17, 2020
Press Release

Federally funded pay increases for essential employees in discussion


Senate Democrats are floating proposals collectively referred to as the HEROES Act to pay essential employees across the country up to $13/hour on top of their regular pay, capped at a $25,000 salary increase to the end of 2020.


"These discussions are preliminary, but serious," opened Congressman San Nicolas. "While we move strongly to help those who lost their jobs or hours, and support businesses with operational sba loans, we recognize that essential employees keeping the country running during these times need to be supported and recognized," Congressman San Nicolas added. "We will keep the people of Guam updated as proposals shape into legislation; in the meantime we deeply thank essential workers for their sacrifice, and wish for them to know that financial support for your efforts are taking serious shape in the Congress," Congressman San Nicolas concludes.