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Mike Elk

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Mike Elk

Mike Elk is a labor journalist and third-generation union organizer based in Washington, D.C. He writes frequently for In These Times, AlterNet, and the American Prospect. You can follow him on Twitter at @MikeElk.


News and Features

There is a reason the former Mets skipper hasn't worked a Major League dugout in a decade.

Years after ALEC's Truth In Sentencing bills became the law of the land, its Prison Industries Act has quietly expanded prison labor across the country.

Thanks to Citizens United, thousands of Koch Industries employees were told whom to vote for.

Enabled by the Citizens United decision, Koch Industries told thousands of employees last October how to vote—and even how to think.

Union protesters in Wisconsin are shrewdly targeting M&I Bank, a top Walker campaign contributor.


Letters obtained by The Nation show that companies involved in the oil, gas and coal industries are increasingly pushing workers to vote...
NFL owners are no different than other US bosses and the lockout is their twenty-first-century method of operation.
Unions invested heavily in the campaign to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Was that a huge mistake?