Mike Elk, Senior Labor Reporter & Founder
A Sidney Award winner, Mike Elk is the founder of Payday Report and also covers labor and immigration for The Guardian. A proud member of the Newspaper Guild union, he was illegally fired for union organizing as Politico’s senior labor reporter in August of 2015 and used his $70,000 NLRB settlement to start Payday Report.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pa, Elk is a proud graduate of Woodlands Hills, which was still under federal integration when he attended. His father is United Electrical Workers (UE) Director of Organization Gene Elk.