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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Cop Sues for Overtime for Email Checking; Sweatshop Activists Target Selena Gomez; Wage Theft at JFK
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OSHA Oilfield Safety Program ‘Voluntary’
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Unions Anxious About Obamacare; Coal Company Sues Whistleblower; Boeing Strike Looms
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22 Cablevision Union Members Fired During Confrontation with Management (Updated)
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Sports Authority
Where sports and politics collide.
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Court Declares Obama’s NLRB Appointments Unconstitutional; Strip Club Safety; No More ‘Big Labor’?
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Time to Retire ‘Scabby the Rat’, Says Top AFL-CIO Official
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Will Immigration Reform Address H-2 Guestworker Recruiter Violations?
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No Comp Time for Newtown Police to Cope with PTSD; ‘Wellness Cops’ at Work; NLRB Beefs Up Back Pay
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Bullets Poison Firing Range Workers; First Signs of PTSD in Newtown; UAW Conspired with Ford
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In the Coal Fields, A Novel Way to Get Rid Of Pensions Is Born
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A Grief-Stricken Randi Weingarten Engages Hesitant Unions on Gun Control in Wake of Sandy Hook
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50 Years Later, Lessons of Deadly Robena Mine Explosion Still Unlearned
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Teachers Unions Respond to CT Shooting; Egypt Cracks Down on Unions; Federal Judges Sue Over Pay
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Right-to-Work Law Advances in Michigan; Unpaid Labor at NFL Games; Another Mining Accident
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9/11 Mistakes Repeated in Sandy Clean-up, Say Worker Health Advocates
OSHA has lowered safety enforcement for those doing Hurricane Sandy recovery work, despite hazards such as asbestos.
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In Leaked Docs, Honeywell Cites Obama Ties As Key to Anti-Union Strategy
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Could Democrats Save Sensata?
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False New Jersey Utility Union Story; Lonmin Witnesses Tortured; Trumka: Romney Against Coal
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Laid-Off Georgia Pacific Workers Told to Vote For GOP Rep Who Wouldn’t Fight Plant Closure
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More Political Intimidation at Work; NYT Byline Strike Looms; Half of Unemployment Dollars Unclaimed
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Jerry Tucker Dies; Even More Workplace Political Intimidation; Collusion in Pro Sports Lockouts?
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Concessionary 4-Year Verizon Deal Sealed, Despite Dissent in the Ranks
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AFL-CIO Responds to Romney Call
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In Conference Call, Romney Urged Businesses To Tell Their Employees How to Vote
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Koch Sends Pro-Romney Mailing to 45,000 Employees While Stifling Workplace Political Speech (Update)
The billionaire Koch brothers have found a new way to influence the 2012 election: preaching to employees.
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Farm Workers’ Advocates Charge Hypocrisy in Obama’s Dedication of Monument to Cesar Chavez
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NYT Staffers Walk Out; Coal Workers Coerced Into Donating to Romney; South African Union Leader Shot
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Appeals Court OKs Union Election for 10,000 American Airlines Workers
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PTSD Counselors Forced To Attend Anti-Union Meetings on Troubled Army Base
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American Airlines Flights Canceled; Riot at Foxconn Factory; Daley Critiques Rahm
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‘The Fonz’ Headlines Corporate Retreat on How to Lock Out Unions
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Wal-Mart Holds Secretive ‘Workerwashing’ Meeting in DC with Labor Advocates
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Wisconsin Anti-Union Law Struck Down; Chicago Teachers Rock Social Media; Victory at Hot & Crusty
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Nicholas Kristof Didn’t Join Colleagues To Back NYT Overseas Employees in Union Fight
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Director of Private School Where Rahm Sends His Kids Opposes Using Testing for Teacher Evaluations
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Chicago Teachers Strike Headache for Democrats
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Twenty-One Union Organizers Kicked Out of Nationals Park Over Labor Day Weekend
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Chicago Teachers Find Emanuel’s Prominent DNC Speaking Slot ‘Ironic’
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RNC Workers Paid Below Minimum Wage; Fair Trade Fallout; Breaking Bad vs. The Wire
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Union-Owned Bank Helps Scranton Restore Firefighters & Cops Pay
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From Arianna Huffington’s Unpaid Massage Therapists to Obama’s Bridge to Work Program
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State of California Charges SEIU With Physically Threatening Dissidents
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Help Us Spur More Federal Investigations of Union Busting
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At 35,000-Member Rally, AFL-CIO Attempts the Herculean
With rank-and-filers outraged over the DNC being held in anti-union North Carolina, the AFL-CIO makes an uphill case for Obama
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South African Mine Strike Spreads; Another Cablevision Victory; & NFL Refs Lockout Goes Unnoticed
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Country Club Could Owe $3.4 Million After NLRB Rules Lockout Illegal
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Infographic: When Dollars Stop Fatalities
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