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.

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AFL-CIO Invites In La Raza, NAACP; The ACLU’s Labor Practices; Detroit’s 10% Pay Cuts
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Obama Issues Much-Needed Executive Order on Chemical Safety—But Is It Enough?
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Obama’s Praise for Companies Like Amazon Is Nothing New
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To Get Tough on Chemical-Plant Explosions, Feds Make ‘Most Wanted’ List
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Bangladesh Evades Reform; Haagen-Dazs Blueberry Pickers Strike; Temp Worker Calls Out Amazon CEO
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U.S. ‘Bangladesh Action Plan’ Calls for Safety Hotline, More Inspectors
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The Most Injurious Job in America
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Transgender Workers Win Discrimination Suits; Detroit Goes Bankrupt; Portland Truck-Makers Strike
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Heat Wave Prompts Strike at Dunkin’ Donuts, McDonald’s
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Will Bangladesh Get Off the Hook on Safety Improvements?
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Labor Weighs Whether or Not Immigration Bill is Worth Supporting
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EXCLUSIVE: UFCW Rejoins AFL-CIO (Updated)
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Mr. Miller Goes to Bangladesh
Workplace safety crusader Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) on how to prevent another tragedy like Rana Plaza.
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Senator Boxer Tears Into the EPA Over West, Texas Explosion
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Federal Workers Encouraged To Spy on Each Other; Wins in NYC and Kentucky; Obama Censures Bangladesh
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Striking Labatt Workers Call for Beer Boycott; Unpaid Internships Won’t Get You a Job
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RIP Michael Hastings: ‘We Punch Folks. They Punch Back. That’s the Deal.’
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Strike Looms as Patriot Coal Walks Out on Negotiations
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Snowden Leak Highlights Few Whistleblower Protections for Intelligence Contract Employees
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BREAKING: OSHA Inspected Philly Building Collapse Site, But Did Not Shut It Down
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Federal Worker Faces Deportation After Striking; Fox’s Workplace ‘Hunger Games‘
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Judge Frees Patriot Coal To Eliminate Retiree Benefits for 20,000
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Cablevision Calls Cops on Workers, Hires Scalia’s Son to Challenge NLRB’s Authority
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Toxic Leak Cover-Ups; West, Texas Police Accused of Obstruction; Picketers Turn Back Ship
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Top Democrats React to Low-Wage Federal Workers’ Strike
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Texas Explosion Could Have Been Worse; Unpaid Interns Denied in Court; Regulator Had Honeywell Stock
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Senator Calls Out White House for Logjam in Workplace Safety Rulemaking
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Gov’t Will Pick Up Tab For West, Texas Damage; Amazon, Bikeshare in Hot Seat for Wage Theft
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In Wake of West, Texas Explosion, Safety Advocates Recommend Harsher Fines
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Obama’s West, Texas Memorial Speech: No Mention of Workplace Safety
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Texas Explosion: Gov’t Shared Info for Anti-Terrorism, But Not Workplace Safety
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How Soon Will West, Texas Be Forgotten?
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Senators and Unions Call for Obama to Intervene in Patriot Coal Bankruptcy
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Cablevision CEO’s Threats Prompt NLRB Complaint
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KFC Allegedly Fires Woman for Being Homeless; AFL-CIO Revamped; Cheating Scandal in Atlanta
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Camo-Clad Miners Follow Example of Moses
The United Mine Workers of America feel certain God is on their side in the fight against Peabody Energy.
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Public Employees Made To Bring Own Toilet Paper; Labor Sec Discusses Hangovers; Lansing Fist Fight
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Paid Sick Days Bill Has Unexpected Opponent: Comcast
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Witness the GOP’s Vanishing SKILLS Act
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Chris Hayes Replaces Ed Schultz; Perez Is Obama’s Labor Pick; House Nixes $10.10 Minimum Wage
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Top Democrats Differ On Ending Subminimum Wage For Workers With Disabilities
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Labor and Allies, Surprised By Obama’s $9 Minimum Wage Proposal, Scramble to Coordinate
The president wants $9, Congressional Democrats want $10.10--but everyone's optimistic.
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N.Y. City Council Considers Yanking Cablevision’s License
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Union Leader Forbids Beer in Battle with Scab Company
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Red, White and Blue-Washing: GE Backs Off Boast of 13,000 New Jobs
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CA Country Club Workers Win Contract; Gov’t Safety Delay Killed 6; Did SCOTUS Prompt Union-Busting?
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Ft. Hood Hero Sues Army for Benefits; Trumka Calls Out White House; NYC Stadium Creates Bad Jobs
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An Apology for the Biggest Mistake of My Career as a Labor Reporter
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