Help Payday Cover Virginia’s Teacher Walkout

Richmond Public School Teacher Sarah Jacobson leads a protest (Virginia Educators United)

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Payday takes a lot of pride that we were the only publication on the left that was on the ground during the teachers’ strike in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Arizona, and North Carolina last year.

Now, teachers in Virginia are going on an unprecedented walkout on January 28th and Payday wants to be there to cover it.

Payday was the first national publication to preview the walkout and we hope to lead the way with our coverage. (Check out our story “Inspired by L.A. Strike, Virginia Teachers Prepare to Walkout on January 28th” ).

However, once again, we will need your support as readers to pull this off.

Traveling is expensive with rental car fees, places to stay, and not to mention food and we hope to be able to make some money for all the work.

We are hoping to raise a $1,000 to cover travel costs as well as expenses of doing this work. So if you can donate, please do and if you can’t spread the word. Every little bit of social media sharing and every small donation adds up a ton.

Over the last three years, we at Payday have built a truly unique publication aimed at shop stewards and union activists. Help us continue to grow and build.

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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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