Mike Elk

Mike Elk is the senior labor reporter at Payday Report and member of the Washington-Baltimore NewsGuild. He previously served as senior labor reporter at POLITICO and at In These Times Magazine. 

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Sunday, July 01, 2012
On ‘Left Anti-Unionism’ and the Reason We Lost Wisconsin
As a labor reporter, I was dismayed to see Gordon Lafer’s "Left Anti-Unionism?" . In his first post, Lafer attacked pro-union writers for critiquing labor leaders in the wake of the Wisconsin recall election.
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Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Worker ‘Occupations’ in 3 States Yield Successes, but Counterattack Begins
In the last few months, workers in three different states—at the Serious Materials factory in Chicago, at a Century Aluminum factory in Ravenswood, West Va., and at AT&T’s regional headquarters in Atlanta—have engaged in "occupations" that quickly produced small results for those workers.
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Friday, February 24, 2012
Workers on ‘Journey for Justice’ Meet Newly Scared Minn. Labor Movement
Yesterday, locked-out union workers from five different American Crystal Sugar (ACS) facilities in Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa, as well as locked-out workers from Cooper Tire, set out on a 1,000-mile " Journey for Justice " across the United States to raise awareness of their plight.
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Thursday, September 22, 2011
Troy Davis Executed, While CEO Responsible for Deaths of 29 Miners Sails Free
Last night at 11:08, Troy Anthony Davis was executed in the State of Georgia for the 1989 murder of a police officer.
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Wednesday, June 08, 2011
The Good News in Wisconsin That the Media Isn’t Covering
This week in Madison, Wis., has seen the largest protests since a "budget repair bill" virtually outlawing collective bargaining proposed by Gov. Scott Walker inspired an occupation of the state capitol building and massive street protests this past winter.
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