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 and alumni of the Guardian. A native of Pittsburgh, Elk grew up in a UE union family. Elk was the only American reporter in the room with Lula on the morning of the election & traveled with him to the Oval Office. 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 attended journalism school at PUC-Rio de Janeiro. He speaks both Portuguese and Pittsburgh fluently. His email is [email protected]

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