A Hotel Manager in Arkansas Fired His Employee After She Spoke to a Reporter About Minimum Wage

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By Shane Ferro

A hotel owner in Arkansas fired an employee after she spoke to the Washington Post's Chico Harlan about the state's 25 cent wage hike last month.

Harlan writes this week that Shanna Tippen, who at the time of the original story worked at a Days Inn in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, notified him that she had been fired from her job after she told Harlan that "the minimum wage hike would bring her a bit of financial relief, but it wouldn't lift her above the poverty line."