Fundraising Goal Surpassed – Help Us Get to $600/month!

At the beginning of this month, we gave ourselves a goal of bringing in 10 additional dues-paying readers. With less than a day to go, we’ve reached 13! In all, our supporters are contributing $576/month to our efforts to report on the labor movement in the South.

Will you be #14, #15, or #16 this month?

Can you help us break the $600 mark and join your fellow readers who are helping us to provide this much-needed coverage of people who are trying to improve their working conditions? Yes, you say? Please go here to contribute.

In the past month, we’ve not only grown in dues-paying readers, but in our pageviews as well. Last month, we had just over 3,000 pageviews. This month, nearly 8,000.

On the social media front, we’ve just about doubled our presence. If you haven’t already done so, you can follow us on Twitter here and like our page on Facebook here. And please encourage your friends to as well.

We are just getting started and your support can take Payday to even greater heights. We are working on big stories about the movement for municipal broadband in the South, the disability self-advocacy movement, and the ugly Sherwin Alumina lockout in Texas.

Thank you for all of the support you’ve been showing us!


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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