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Mike Elk

Politico Denies Unionizing Effort Was Behind Reporter's Departure

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.20.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- Politico confirmed Thursday that labor reporter Mike Elk is no longer with the company and said his efforts to unionize the newsroom were ...

Politico Labor Reporter Mike Elk Apparently Out

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.17.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- Labor reporter Mike Elk appears to no longer work at Politico, a news organization he joined in September and has been trying to unionize ...

Politico Reporter Gets A Big Yes From Bernie Sanders On Media Unions

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 01.18.2017 | Media

Mike Elk has led an outspoken campaign to unionize Politico since arriving at the publication last year. On Tuesday, the labor reporter broached the t...

Michael Calderone

Politico Sees Big Money In Expanding Its Labor Coverage | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.06.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- The percentage of American workers in unions is the lowest in nearly a century, and only two major newspapers still devote a reporter full...

Dave Jamieson

After 37 Years, Venerable Lefty Magazine Finally Unionizes | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.25.2014 | Media

WASHINGTON -- The staff of the progressive independent magazine In These Times joined the Communications Workers of America on Monday, formally making...

Reporter Pressing Charges After Being Physically Attacked For Questioning CEO

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.05.2012 | Media

The reporter who was physically attacked for trying to ask a powerful CEO questions said Tuesday that he is pressing charges over the incident. Mik...

WATCH: Reporter Gets Mike Yanked Out Of His Hands

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.01.2012 | Media

A labor reporter found his microphone ripped out of his hand on Thursday when he asked a major CEO about his company's business practices. Mike Elk...

Wonk Bloggers And The Vanishing Voices Of Workers

In These Times | Posted 03.14.2012 | Media

The hiring of wonky bloggers  like Yglesias--Slate hired him as its "business and economics correspondent" last November--is a labor issue that not o...

Weekly Pulse: Florida Governor Wants to Drug Test All State Employees

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott plans to force public workers and welfare recipients to undergo...

Wall Street Reform: A Good First Step

Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zach Carter

This bill is unquestionably deserving of support. It will make the global economy a fairer marketplace. But it will not end the too-big-to-fail incentives that encourage Wall Street to take wild risks.

No, Rachel, No! This "Health Reform" Could Lose the Middle Class for Dems

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

If Democrats and progressives are really concerned about middle-class votes -- and they should be -- it's statements like a recent pronouncement by Rachel Maddow that should concern them.

Don't Let Wells Fargo Be a Roadblock to Economic Recovery

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
ZP Heller

100 Quad City factory employees risk losing their jobs if Wells Fargo doesn't extend tens of thousands of dollars in credit to continue day-to-day operating costs.