Payday Report is an Emmy-nominated labor outlet founded by Mike Elk, an alumni of the Guardian. Our work as the first outlet to systematically track the strike wave during the pandemic has been widely recognized by everyone from Washington Post to NPR’s “All Things Considered” to filmmaker Boots Riley.
Mike Elk & Richard Eskow on Journalism & Solidarity
Writers Guild Strike update w/ Daley Haggar
On Tuesday, 11,000 TV & film writers went on the first strike in Hollywood in a generation. Daley Haggar, who was a writer for the Big Bang Theory and has been a member of the Writers Guild for nearly 20 years, joins us to discuss what's at stake as writers see diminishing paychecks with the switch to streaming.
East Palestine Rail Disaster Update w/ John Russell
Most of the mainstream media has abandoned the workers suffering from the fallout of the East Palestine chemical train derailment. However, the Holler's John Russel, a native of Columbiana County, where the accident occurred has remained on the story. Russell talks with Payday about what both mainstream and left media got wrong about the derailment. He also talks about the urgent need to build independent media systems to cover these areas.
Payday Report Newscast: April 28, 2023
On this week's Payday Report, we talk about over 9,000 Hollywood writers that are going on strike next week for the first since 2007. We also discuss the largest federal workers strike in Canada in over a decade. We also discuss the legacy of Harry Belafonte.