Articles by Mike Elk






Help Payday Expand Into Appalachia & the Rust Belt 

Payday will continue to focus heavily on the South and new organizing, but our aim will be to connect the struggles of traditional union strongholds of the Rust Belt and Appalachia with those in the South. While the North is being hollowed out and de-unionized, and factories move from North to South, the ranks of organized labor in the South are growing.







Kumho Tire Fires Union Activist Following Union Election Defeat in Georgia

“Instead of addressing issues at the plant, Kumho spent hundreds of thousands of dollars hiring seven full-time union busters to wage psychological warfare and intimidate workers,” said IndustriALL Assistant General Secretary Kemal Özkan. “The union busters lied to workers, telling them they would lose their jobs if they voted for a union. Now the sacking of our brother Mario Smith is totally illegal, immoral and unacceptable.”