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Mike Elk, Senior Labor Reporter & Founder

Mike Elk is the co-founder of Payday Report and also covers labor and immigration for the Guardian. A member of the Newspaper Guild,  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.  

He now resides in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pa, fifteen minutes from the union household where he grew up.

He can be reached at melk@paydayreport.com or on Twitter @MikeElk.