Help a Labor Reporter Afford a Holiday Vacation

Payday is a George Bailey style community supported labor publication covering stories no one else is.

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Holiday breaks are rough times for freelance labor reporters like me. Not only do we not have paid holiday vacations, but with most editors on vacation, there is no work to be had.

Worse, checks are often delayed because there is no one there processing them. (Currently, I am waiting on $900 worth of checks, which I fear won’t arrive till after the New Year).

So, I need your support to be able to enjoy what should be a basic human right: a holiday vacation.

The movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” is ultimately a film about a successful crowdfunding effort that saved the Baileys when corporations failed. So in the spirit of that film, I ask you to give to our holiday vacation fund.

Donate Today (and if you can’t donate: spread the word on social media – that always helps).

Love and Solidarity,


About the Author

Mike Elk
A protege of the late Bill Greider, Mike Elk is an Emmy-nominated labor reporter who covered the labor movement & the drug war in Brasil and spent years covering union organizing in the South for The Guardian. In 2016, he used his $70,000 NLRB settlement from being fired in the union drive at Politico to start the crowd-funded Payday Report. The son of United Electrical Workers (UE) Director of Organization Gene Elk, he lives in his hometown of Pittsburgh. Email: [email protected]

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