Payday To Host #OrganizeTheSouth Party at People’s Summit featuring Nomiki Konst, John Nichols, Krystal Ball, David Sirota & more

Mike Elk was the only national reporter to attend the 5,000 person Historic "March on Mississippi" against Nissan.

This Friday June 9th, join Payday Report in Chicago for a special #OrganizeTheSouth party at the People’s Summit. The party will be held Friday night starting at 8 PM at Motor Row Brewing (three blocks from the People’s Summit convention site).

As a result of the generous sponsorship of Good Jobs Nation & Union Connect App, Payday was able to book the entire second floor of Motor Row Brewing.

So, come one, come one, come all.

We have an All-Star cast of newsmakers and activists from all over the Country lined up for the event including:

  • Nomiki Konst, Investigative Correspondent, The Young Turks, & CBS News Political Contributor; current DNC Unity Reform Commission Member.
  • Randy Bryce, Member, Ironworkers Local 8 exploring run against Paul Ryan.
  • John Nichols, National Affairs Correspondent The Nation & co-founder of Free Press.
  • Krystal Ball, Executive Director of the People’s House Project and author of “Reversing the Apocalypse: hijacking the Democratic Party to save the world”.
  • Mike Elk, Member, Washington-Baltimore NewsGuild. Co-Founder Payday Report, Author “The Battles for Chattanooga.”
  • Patricia Bazemore, Chattanooga Democratic Socialists of America
  • Joseph Geevarghese, Director of Good Jobs Nation, a campaign of low wage federal contract workers standing up to end the government’s role as America’s leading low wage job creator.
  • Darrion Smith, North Carolina Public Service Workers Union, UE Local 150
  • David Sirota, Investigative reporter, International Business Times. Host of a new podcast, “Sirota

Suggested donation of $20. No one will be refused entry based on income.

Also, there will be music provided by DJ Hug-A-Thug from the Solidarity Sunday project in Tampa, Florida.

The event is sponsored by Good Jobs Nation and Union Connect App. 

People can RSVP on facebook here. You can donate here.

About the Author

Mike Elk
Mike Elk is a yinzer labor reporter who covered the drug war in Brasil and spent years covering union organizing in the South for The Guardian. In 2016, he used his $70,000 NLRB settlement from being fired in the union drive at Politico to start the crowd-funded Payday Report. The son of United Electrical Workers (UE) Director of Organization Gene Elk, he lives in his hometown of Pittsburgh. Email:

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