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 the Brazilian labor movement to major league baseball and spent years covering union organizing in the South for The Guardian. In 2015, he used his NLRB settlement from being fired illegally for union organizing at Politico to start the crowd-funded Payday Report. He lives in his hometown of Pittsburgh but speaks Portuguese which he learned in journalism school in Rio de Janerio. Email: [email protected]

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