Politico labor reporter is gone after trying to unionize newsroom
Labor reporter Mike Elk appears to no longer work at Politico, a news organization he joined in September and has been trying to unionize since late last year, reports Michael Calderone of The Huffington Post.
Calderone writes, “Elk identified himself Thursday as a Politico labor reporter, as well as a member of the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild, in a statement released by he and other coordinators of an upcoming conference on digital media organizing.
“Reached by phone Monday, Elk did not directly comment on his employment situation. His Twitter bio still mentioned being a Politico labor reporter.
“‘I’m a union organizer,’ Elk said. ‘I’m going to go wherever digital media workers need to unionize. I’m going to do whatever I can. The story really isn’t about me.’
“Politico hired Elk in September as the company prepared to launch a new subscription-based Pro vertical devoted to labor and employment coverage.”
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