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Mike Elk wrote for In These Times and its labor blog, Work­ing In These Times, from 2010 to 2014. He is cur­rent­ly a labor reporter at Politico.

Mike Elk is a Pittsburgh native and labor journalist whose investigative work has been cited on the front page of the New York Times and debated by Whoopi Goldberg and Barbara Walters on ABC’s The View. Elk won a Sidney Award for his coverage of how corporations crafted legislation to exempt prison labor from U.S. minimum wage laws. A frequent guest on MSNBC and Democracy Now!, Elk has also written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Reuters and The Nation.

He lives in Washington, D.C. but is often on the road. From the Wisconsin State Capitol to the clubhouses of Major League Baseball to the fried chicken joints of Chattanooga, Tenn., Elk has been there to get the inside scoop.

Follow him on twitter @MikeElk.

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Steve Early on Labor Reporting: ‘Unions Can Be Thin-Skinned About Criticism’
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Verizon Wireless Workers Make History in Brooklyn
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Emails Show Sen. Corker’s Chief of Staff Coordinated with Network of Anti-UAW Union Busters
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The Battle for Chattanooga: Southern Masculinity and the Anti-Union Campaign at Volkswagen
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Former Teamster Official Pushed Anti-UAW Message on Social Media
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After Historic UAW Defeat at Tennessee Volkswagen Plant, Theories Abound
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Corker Flip Flops Again on UAW
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After Outcry, White House Extends $10.10 Minimum Wage to Some Disabled Workers
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Tenn. Lawmakers Threaten to Block Subsidies If VW Plant Unionizes
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Department of Labor May Raise Wages for Disabled Federal Contractors, After All
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EXCLUSIVE: Leaked GM Video Raises Questions About Senator Corker’s Anti-Union History
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Obama’s Wage Hike For Federal Contractors Won’t Apply to Disabled Workers
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A Final Q&A with Pete Seeger (1919-2014)
At one of his last appearances, the singer looked back at an eight-decade career.
The ITT List
Barbara Ehrenreich on Feminism, the Occupy Movement and More
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Mistakes of West, Texas Repeated In West Virginia
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Employees at Koch-Owned Georgia-Pacific Can Now Tweet About Work Without Fear
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Obama Administration Stays Quiet as Boeing Strikes Major Blow to Pensions
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Honeywell Workers Get Rare Good News for Christmas
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In Memory of Mark Haller: Union Brother, Autistic and a Lifeline for Many
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Volkswagen Tied to Another Anti-Union Group
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The Union President Who’s Helping Put Filibuster Reform in Motion
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Bosch Engineering to Guest Workers: Hand Over Tax Refunds or Go Back to India
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Ditching Child Labor Laws; Honeywell Looking to Escape Liability; Machinists Reject Boeing Contract
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Volkswagen Gave Money to Anti-Union Group That Used Pro-Confederate Rhetoric (Updated)
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EXCLUSIVE: Volkswagen Isn’t Fighting Unionization—But Leaked Docs Show Right-Wing Groups Are
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New Workplace Injury Transparency; Miller Calls for Black Lung Probe; Airport Job Quality Plummets
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A Fridge Full of Uranium for Honeywell Employees
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OSHA Weaknesses Force Workers to Choose: Report Safety Violations, or Keep Their Jobs?
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State Department Apologizes for Calling Unionization a Security Threat
The ITT List
Discovering a Black Man Having a Heart Attack on the Sidewalk
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The BART Strike Media Fail
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Victory for Mineworkers in Battle Against Patriot Coal and Peabody Energy
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Fines for Texas Fertilizer Plant; Interns Keep the Government Running; Who Will Pick the Pears?
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Teamsters Have Beef with Ted Cruz; Guest Workers’ Zero-Dollar Pay; Exxon Mobil Goes Gay-Friendly
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A 98-Year-Old Labor Reporter Who Loved Avant-Garde Music
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Lessons From the Tomb of Frank Little
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For Union Members, Defeat at Crystal Sugar Anything But Sweet
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Dollar Store Caught Nickel-and-Diming Workers; Uber Sued; NFL Gets Off Cheap on Concussions
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Wisconsin Protests Rejuvenated by Crackdown on Singers in Capitol
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A Victory for Silica Dust Exposed Workers?
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Koch Brothers Won’t Get the LA Times; People of Color Feel Less Safe at Work
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Beleaguered Honeywell Workers Cautiously Optimistic As Arbitrator Sides With Union
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Rank-And-File Unionists Converge in Detroit as Part of ‘Summer of Solidarity’
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Patriot Coal Deal Reached, But Fight Still on Against Peabody Energy
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New Secretary of Labor To Get Tough; Wage Theft? ‘Better Call Saul’; Public Workers Win in Michigan
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Honeywell Plant Freezes Summer Vacations
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Blame Bangladesh’s Middlemen; Public Defenders Get Sequestered; A Mag Just for Interns
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EXCLUSIVE: Activists Identify DC Cop Who Infiltrated Bangladesh Sweatshop Protests
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