Help a Labor Reporter Enjoy 3 Day Federal (Unpaid) Holiday

Downtown Pittsburgh on the Fourth of July

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Its 4th of July weekend, a federal holiday, which means that Monday is a federal holiday as well. The last few weeks at Payday have been intense and it would be great to take the weekend off. Unfortunately, federal holidays aren’t paid for the self-employed.

So, we need you to donate so that I can free myself from crowdfunding this weekend. Donate so we can afford an awesome 3-day weekend.

Sign up as one of our 600 recurring donors to provide us with a sustainable base of funding.

Donate Today So We Can Enjoy the 3 Day Weekend

Love & Solidarity,


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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