In this edition of the Folk Labor Desk, JP asks the nerds to raise their hands as he puts a musical twist on our recent story about the Teamsters, talks about being on Workers Independent News, and sings about the repression of teachers in Oaxaca, Mexico, amongst other things. Listen to the audio or watch the video on RailroadMusic.org.
About the Author
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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