JP Pens a Song about the Freight Train Collision in Texas

This week on the Folk Labor Desk, JP talks very personally about the tragic head-on collision between two freight trains in the panhandle of Texas, which has left three railroad workers dead and one injured, and gives a sneak peak of a draft of a new version of a Casey Jones memorialization of the incident. He also gives shout-outs to our supporters and discusses the labor news headlines. We hope you have a happy, long, and safe weekend.


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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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