Strike Travel Fund

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Given that decisions to strike are often made at the last moment after contact talks break down, we often have very little time to prepare to travel to cover them; making it difficult to raise money to do so. 

To be able to deploy quickly, Payday Report is creating a “Strike Travel Fund” so that we have a pool of resources that we can pull on quickly to go cover strikes. This fund will be used for gas, food, hotels, and travel costs and allow us to cover even more stories. 

Donate today to help us be out in the field; telling more workers’ stories. 

Payday has shown a consistent ability to impact the conversation about workers organizing. The Washington Post cited our work tracking strikes in a front-page cover story. The New York Times described us as a publication with “new energy.” PBS American Portrait profiled our work tracking the strike wave, and Esquire described our work as “invaluable.” 

Donate today to help us keep doing high-impact labor reporting. 

Love & Solidarity, 


About the Author

Mike Elk
Mike Elk is an Emmy-nominated labor reporter and alumni of the Guardian. In addition to filing over 1,800 stories from 46 states, 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 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]

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