Payday Celebrates 7 Years & 1,000 Articles Published

Payday celebrates 7 years & 1,000 Articles Published

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This week, Payday Celebrates its 1,000th article published since we first opened our door in April of 2016 when we were founded in Chattanooga. Slowly, we have built a small labor publication that has won widespread acclaim. 

​​Our work as the first outlet to systematically track the strike wave during the pandemic has been widely recognized by everyone from the Washington Post to NPR’s “All Things Considered” to filmmaker Boots Riley. In 2021,we were even nominated for an Emmy.

As a small crowdfunded publication, we’ve had a huge impact and I just wanna throw a big party to thank everyone. 

On Friday April 21st at 5 pm, we are gonna have a happy hour at the Warehouse, a really cool Black-owned sports bar in Squirrel Hill.  There’s gonna be a DJ and it should be a pretty sweet party. RSVP here on facebook.  

Can’t make it? You can donate here.

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About the Author

Mike Elk
Mike Elk is an Emmy-nominated labor reporter who covered everything from Lula & the Brazilian labor movement to major league baseball. He spent years covering union organizing in the South for The Guardian and was labeled by the New York Times as an "abrasive gadfly" for exposing within the labor movement. Raised in a UE union family in Pittsburgh, Elk was illegally for union organizing at Politico in 2015 and used his NLRB settlement to start the crowd-funded Payday Report. He lives in his hometown of Pittsburgh and is fluent in both Pittsburghese and Portuguese, which he learned when attending journalism school at PUC-Rio de Janerio. Email: [email protected]

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