Pine Bluff (AR) Days Inn employee Shanna Tippen talked to the Washington Post about her quarter-an-hour raise in February. The slight bump in pay – to $7.50/hour – won’t make much difference, she told the Post’s Chico Harlan. He reports today that Tippen was fired by hotel manager Herry Patel for talking to the newspaper. “He said I was stupid and dumb for talking,” says Tippen. The reporter says Tippen is taking her case to the National Labor Relations Board.
Patel was “unavailable” when I called the hotel this afternoon.