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
A protege of Bill Greider, Mike Elk is an Emmy-nominated labor reporter who covered Lula & the drug war in Brasil and spent years covering union organizing in the South for The Guardian. In 2016, he used his NLRB settlement from being fired illegally for union organizing at Politico to start the crowd-funded Payday Report. The son of retired United Electrical Workers (UE) Director of Organization Gene Elk, he was once described as an "abrasive gadfly" by the New York Times for his role in exposing sexual misconduct in the labor movement. He lives in his hometown of Pittsburgh. Email: [email protected]

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