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With over 9,000 Film and TV writers out on strike in one of the largest Hollywood strikes in a generation, Payday hopes to cover this historic strike. It appears that with both sides very far apart that the strike could go on for some time and we need your support to cover it.

Donate to help us cover the Writers Guild Strike. Please sign up as one of our 751 recurring donors today. 

Payday has shown a proven track record of covering strikes like these better than any other publication.

This past month, Payday celebrated our 7th anniversary, and over 1,000 articles were published.  Since Payday’s founding in 2016, we have filed 1006 from 29 different states including 26 dispatches from Brazil during the 2022 Presidential election.  Additionally, we have tracked over 2,500 strikes since the pandemic began in March of 2020.

Our work as the first outlet to systematically track the strike wave during the pandemic has been widely recognized by everyone from Washington Post to NPR’s “All Things Considered” to filmmaker Boots Riley.  In 2021, our work helping produce CNN’s United Shades of America was nominated for an Emmy.

Help us once again to make a big impact. Donate to Help Us Cover the Writers Guild Strike

About the Author

Mike Elk
Mike Elk is an Emmy-nominated labor reporter and alumni of the Guardian. In addition to filing nearly 2,000 stories from 46 states, Elk traveled with Lula from Sáo Bernando do Campos all the way to the Oval Office in the White House. Credited by the Washington Post for being the first reporter to track the strike wave systematically, Elk started Payday Report using his NLRB settlement from being illegally fired for union organizing in 2015. He lives in his hometown of Pittsburgh and works frequently in Rio de Janeiro, where he attended college at PUC-Rio. He speaks both Portuguese and Pittsburghese fluently. His email is [email protected]

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