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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 who covered everything from Lula & the Brazilian labor movement to major league baseball. He spent years covering union organizing in the South for The Guardian and was labeled by the New York Times as an "abrasive gadfly" for exposing within the labor movement. Raised in a UE union family in Pittsburgh, Elk was illegally for union organizing at Politico in 2015 and used his NLRB settlement to start the crowd-funded Payday Report. He lives in his hometown of Pittsburgh and is fluent in both Pittsburghese and Portuguese, which he learned when attending journalism school at PUC-Rio de Janerio. Email: [email protected]

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