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.


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]

Be the first to comment on "JP Pens a Song about the Freight Train Collision in Texas"

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.