Help a Freelance Labor Reporter Take Thanksgiving Off

 

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As many of you know despite the fact that freelance labor reporter covers some of the worst economic injustices of society, we have no paid vacation days off for ourselves.

While most people greet the holidays with the cheer of getting to take some time off, however for freelancers like myself, the holidays are meet with dread. There is no paid vacation time for freelancers. Worse, many editors often use extra paid vacation time around the holidays meaning that there are rarely assignment given in the period right before and right after holidays.

For freelancers, the holidays for us are a period of dread. So this year, I am trying to raise $500 so I can take a few days off for Thanksgiving and not worry.

After covering the Squirrel Hill massacre, it would be great to be able to relax and enjoy a few days off without having to worry about money.

So please if you can, donate today.

 

Help Us Reach Our  Goal

$1,015 / $1,200

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About the Author

Mike Elk
Mike Elk is the founder of Payday Report and also covers labor and immigration for The Guardian. In 2015, he was illegally fired for union organizing as Politico’s senior labor reporter and used his $70,000 NLRB settlement to start Payday. The son of United Electrical Workers (UE) Director of Organization Gene Elk, he lives in his hometown of Pittsburgh and has dinner with his folks regularly. He can be reached at Melk@PaydayReport.com A Sidney Award winner and proud graduate of Woodland Hills, Elk lives in his hometown of Pittsburgh.

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