Help Us Travel to Cover North Carolina’s Teachers’ Walkout on May 16th

Protesters cheers as they gather on Halifax Mall near the General Assembly on Monday, June 3, 2013, in Raleigh, N.C. More than 100 people have been arrested in the largest demonstrations yet in the state chapter of the NAACP's campaign against the Republican-led General Assembly. Police estimate that roughly 1,000 people attended a rally late Monday afternoon behind the Legislative Building on Halifax Mall. Hundreds later entered the building, with those intending to get arrested wearing green wrist bands. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Chris Seward)


Payday Report is proud to say that we were the only publication on the left that was able to afford to be on the ground in West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Arizona.

Tomorrow, we are shipping out to North Carolina, where teachers are preparing to walkout for at least one-day on May 16th to mark the beginning of the North Carolina General Assembly.

We are already to go to North Carolina, but we will need your help to stay on the ground and get the story of how workers are pushing back in North Carolina, where just 3% of workers belong to unions.

However, labor is on the march as 13 different cities have passed living wage ordinances for their public employees.

So donate today and help us be there on this historic day.

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About the Author

Mike Elk
Mike Elk is an Emmy-nominated labor reporter and alumni of the Guardian. In addition to filing nearly 2,000 stories from 46 states, Elk traveled with Lula from Sáo Bernando do Campos all the way to the Oval Office in the White House. 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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