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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When People Become ‘Labor Costs’: Fortune Celebrates Honeywell CEO, Ignores Unionbusting
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Amid ‘Sabotage’ Investigation, Honeywell Lays Off Plant’s Entire Union Workforce
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780 Caterpillar Workers Unexpectedly Go on Strike in Illinois
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Volunteerism or Exploitation? Labor Department’s ‘Bridge to Work’ Program Rankles Some
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As Re-Election Campaign Gears Up, Obama Abandons Child Farm Worker Safety Rule
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A Tale of Two Rules: Washington Bureaucracy and the Politics of Workplace Safety
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Labor News Round-Up: DNC Asks Unions For Money, ‘Right-to-Work’ Stalled in MN, Miners Win Victory
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Another Strange Twist in the NLRB/Romney Campaign Scandal
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3,600 Lockheed Martin Workers Go on Strike in Texas
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Why Does OSHA Move at a Glacial Pace? Democrat Calls on Obama Admin to Speed Up Safety Measures
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Labor News Round-Up: Hunger Strike on the Strip, Public Pension Cutbacks, NYT’s Labor Struggle
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Labor and the Primary Season: AFL-CIO Super PAC Will Focus on GOP
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OSHA Fines Company for Grain Dust Explosion That Killed 6
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Injunction Blocks New NLRB Rule Requiring Bosses to Post Organizing Rights
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Labor News Round-up: Hungry Workers Lose, IAM Wins, and Hilary Rosen’s Anti-Labor Connections
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Strike? Refinery Workers Protest Concessions 2 Years After Deadly Explosion
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Trumka ‘Personally Outraged’ by Obama-Backed JOBS Act
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Former DOJ Inspector General Represents GOP NLRB Member Caught in Scandal
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Obama Administration Pushes to Privatize Poultry Inspection
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Romney Silent About His Role in NLRB Scandal
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Labor News Round-Up: Rolling Strikes, OSHA Opposition and a Brooklyn Lockout
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Nader: Obama Spends More Time on NCAA Brackets Than Workplace Safety
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President Obama’s Etch A Sketch Factory Problem
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NLRB Investigates Claims of Post-Lockout Union-Busting at Honeywell Plant
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GOP NLRB Member Passed Sensitive Information to Romney Campaign
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CWA Union Teams Up With Free Press, Consumer Groups to Oppose Telecom Deregulation
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As More U.S. Aircraft Are Repaired Abroad, Are Airlines Sacrificing Safety for Profits?
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Not All Labor Leaders Happy With AFL-CIO’s Obama Endorsement
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Rep. Miller: GOP Squashing NLRB Inspector General Report
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Two Years After Massey Disaster, Mine Safety Agency Owns Up to Problems (Again)
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Worker ‘Occupations’ in 3 States Yield Successes, but Counterattack Begins
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The Shock and Slow Bleed of Lockouts
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My Two Drunken Encounters With Andrew Breitbart (RIP)
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A Lockout Ends, but Some Cooper Workers Unhappy With Two-Tier Contract
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FCC Fines Radio Station For Airing ‘Fake News’ From Labor News Show
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Wisconsin Union That Triggered Anti-Walker Uprising May Not Endorse Dem Challenger
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Mike Elk: Why Workers Are Fighting Back
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Workers on ‘Journey for Justice’ Meet Newly Scared Minn. Labor Movement
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Senate Democrat: Obama Caused Pension Cut on Federal Workers
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What Politico’s ‘Wisconsin 1848’ Union Screw-Up Reveals
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All Politics Aren’t Local: Florida GOP Wants to Block Local Govt. From Enforcing Wage and Hour Laws
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Leadership Challenges Could Shake Up Nation’s Biggest Unions This Summer
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4 Recent Victories Signal Hard Truth About Rebuilding Labor Movement
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Caterpillar Lays Off Locked-Out Canadian Workers, Moves Jobs to Low-Wage Indiana
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CWA President Larry Cohen Is Pissed at Senate Democrats
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Inspired by Cablevision Organizing Success, Workers Go on Wildcat Strike
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For First Time in 10 Years, GE Workers Vote in Union
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Exploited Hershey Students Win Small Victory Against Guest Worker Exploitation
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