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 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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