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Mike Elk

A Sidney Award-winning labor reporter, Mike Elk is the founder of PaydayReport.com and also covers immigration and labor issues for The Guardian. He lives in his hometown of Pittsburgh and can be reached at melk@paydayreport.com.

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The longest nationwide strike at the automaker since 1970 is reawakening a spirit among union members about what it means to take collective action. Read more

Working in America

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The biggest autoworker strike since the financial crisis could serve as a renewal for a union battered by corruption scandals. Read more

Working in America

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Workplace organizing is helping immigrants to understand their rights as ICE and other immigration authorities crack down. Read more

Working in America

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The Trump administration is working to roll back a chemical safety disaster rule, putting communities like Baytown, Texas, at risk. Read more

Energy and the Environment

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Thousands are expected to rally Thursday against the closing of Hahnemann University Hospital, a 171-year-old facility in Center City Philadelphia. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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The UAW is using different tactics to organize a Volkswagen plan in Chattanooga where they lost a union election five years ago. Read more

Working in America

In cellular merger, organized labor comes out on top. Read more

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The standoff in Wisconsin has energized the labor movement. The question is: Now what? Read more

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How the for-profit college industry co-opted liberal activists Read more

Education in America