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 and alumni of the Guardian. In addition to filing over 1,800 stories from 46 states, Elk was the only American reporter in the room with Lula on the morning of the election & traveled with him to the Oval Office. 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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