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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Consumers, Workers Upset Over New Verizon Deal
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Bain Capital Busted Unions; Canada Reopens Asbestos Mine; New York Union Tosses Prez
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Blame Flies Over Police Massacre of 34 South African Miners
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Paul Ryan Closely Tied To Corrupt Union Accused of Violently Threatening Dissidents (Updated)
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Boss Shoots Worker For Demanding Back Pay, Brazilian Metalworkers Win & Pilots Dump Union Prez
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As Some AT&T Unions Strike, Others “Scab”
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NASA Firefighters Protest Steep Cuts (Updated)
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Andy Stern Responds to Critics of His Post-SEIU Career
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Another Utility Union Claims Understaffing Causes Longer Power Outages
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NYC Mayor Calls For Police Strikes, Detained Immigrant Prison Labor & Garbage Strike in Seattle
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After Defeat, CWA Wins Another Cablevision Election
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Pressure Already Building on Obama for Second-Term OSHA Reform
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Union To Picket Obama Fundraiser Over Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal
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Wage Theft Gets Jail Time In NY, NV Union May Sit Out Election, Detroit Cuts Pay by 10%
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Honeywell Shutters Uranium Plant, Lays Off More Than 200 Workers
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Casino Workers Target Marine Corps and UFC in Unionization Battle
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Laid Off Steelworker in Anti-Romney Ad Says He Is Not Voting for Obama
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Black Lung Returns, Female Congressional Staffers Paid Less, Chicago Public Schools Lie
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AFL-CIO Insists Philadelphia Rally Will Not Be a Shadow Convention
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Husky Energy Workers Strike Not Over Money, But Right to Swap Shifts
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OSHA Declines to Issue Rule Protecting Workers From Heat
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Is Union Busting to Blame for Power Outages in D.C.?
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Department of Labor To Investigate Union Busting on Army Base Following ITT Report
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Con Ed Locks Out 8,500 Workers As Summer Heat Wave Hits
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Department of Energy Drops Language to Protect Collective Bargaining Agreements
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Supreme Court Increases Regulation on Unions
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Are Senate Democrats to Blame for Blocking Union Election for 10,000 American Airline Workers?
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Veterans Forced to Attend Anti-Union Meetings on Army Base
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Farm Workers Go On Strike, 21 Casino Workers Suspended, 98 Year Old To Run Against Trumka
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Saunders Wins AFSCME Presidential Election, But Big Questions Remain
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Nuclear Power Workers Vote Down Contract As Safety Questions Mount
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AFSCME Searches For New Leader In Heated Election
AFSCME delegates vote Thursday in the union's most heated election in 30 years.
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Organizing Wildfire and Wildcat Strikes Spread Among Cablevision Workers
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Labor News Round-Up: Wal-Mart PR Firm Has Fake Reporter Spy on Workers, and More
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Senate Democrats Block Funding for Guest Worker Protection Rule
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Judge Blocks American Airlines Union Election
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Scabs Brought in To Run Nuclear Power Plant During Lockout in Mass.
The ITT List
Fracking Fatalities: Organized Labor Implores Federal Agencies to Stop the Killings
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Labor News Round-Up: Guest Workers Strike, NYC Construction Unions Fund Public Union Attacks
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American Airlines Stonewalling Union Election for 10,000 workers
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Unions, Allies Call on Transit Agency to Renegotiate Bank Deals
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Tax Credits for New Jobs, but Really for Union Busting?
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Microphone Grabbed Out of Hands of Reporter Questioning Honeywell CEO
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End of a Scandal? NLRB Member Terence Flynn Resigns; Prosecution Still Possible
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Labor News Round-Up: Obama Campaign Boasts About Bashing Teachers Unions, Cell Tower Climber Deaths
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Sneak Attack on Teachers’ Collective Bargaining Rights in Pennsylvania
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Railroad Workers Convene to Shake Up Unions
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At Paris Hospital, Workers Skeptical of New Socialist President
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