San Nicolas: American Rescue Plan permits additional pay for essential workers

Guam Delegate to Congress Michael San Nicolas (PNC file photo)

The recently passed American Rescue Plan permits the estimated $660 million going to Guam to also be used for up to a $13 per hour increase in pay for essential workers, Congressman Michael San Nicolas announced.

“We have heard the calls for equity from our essential workers, and were very pleased that the Senate enabled this provision for them to be eligible for additional pay,” San Nicolas stated in a news release.

He added: “The local government must now take the steps necessary to make essential worker compensation happen, and we look forward to those who have been on the front-lines sustaining our economy, health, and safety finally receive the support they deserve.”