Articles by Mike Elk

IMPACT: Following Payday Expose, DNC Begins Program to Pay Its Interns

In June, Payday Report exposed that DNC Chair Tom Perez had stumbled in his pledge to provide paid internships at the Democratic National Committee. Now, after much public outrage following Payday’s investigation, we have learned that the DNC intends to implement a paid internship program starting in January 2018.

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.