Articles by Mike Elk




More Perez Vp Talk – Pre-DNC Labor Fight Special – Woody Guthrie’s Birthday – Center for Public Democracy Unionizes

“He is not a showboater, not flash, an everyday guy,” said Michael Steele, the former head of the Republican National Committee. Steele, who was lieutenant governor of Maryland when Perez was on the council, said Perez could help smooth Clinton’s “strained relationship” with many Republicans.

“He is not an I-am-right, you-are-wrong guy,” Steele said.


Exclusive: Organized Labor Increasingly Pushing Perez as VP

“With Joe Biden, we had a messenger boy. With someone like Tom Perez, we would finally have a Vice President, who would know how to get stuff done for labor within the White House,” one top labor official privy to discussions within the AFL-CIO told Payday Report.


How Public Sector Unions Could Help Prison Labor Strikes Spread

“It could really shake things up,” IWW organizer Jimi Del Duca told me. “A lot of working class people are afraid to organize because they have a few crumbs to lose. [Many] prisoners have nothing to lose and that gives them courage. They have nothing to lose and everything to gain.”