Saginaw Chippewa Tribe freezes salaries for year
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan has frozen all pay increases and pay grade adjustments for the rest of the year.

The move affects all tribal government employees. Chief Fred Cantu cited "lean times" as the reason for the pay freeze.

Last winter, the tribe reduced the size of its gaming and hotel workforce through voluntary buyouts. "Our intent is to maintain our current work force by finding alternative ways to save money," Cantu said in a memo to employees, The Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun reported. "During this difficult period, everyone must share the sacrifice."

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Tribe has pay freeze (The Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun 2/8)