ILWU dockworkers on the West Coast will stop work for nine minutes on Tuesday morning, June 9th, at
9 a.m. Pacific Time, to honor George Floyd who was brutally murdered by four Minneapolis Police officers
on May 25th.
About the Author
Mike Elk is an Emmy-nominated labor reporter, who covered everything from the Brazilian labor movement to major league baseball and spent years covering union organizing in the South for The Guardian. In 2015, he used his NLRB settlement from being fired illegally for union organizing at Politico to start the crowd-funded Payday Report. He lives in his hometown of Pittsburgh but speaks Portuguese which he learned in journalism school in Rio de Janerio. Email: [email protected]