Politico Hires Left-Wing Labor Reporter, He Instantly Turns on Them By Trying to Unionize Fellow Employees

So, what happens when you hire a hardcore, left-wing union supporter to cover your labor beat? Why he swoops in and begins to agitate to unionize all your employees, of course. Stupidly, Politico didn’t quite realize this when they hired hardcore Marxist Mike Elk late last year as a reporter.

Now, only months after being hired, Elk is trying to unionize the news group’s employees!

The Washington Free Beacon reported that “employees” at Politico are pushing to unionize the Rosslyn, Va.-based shop. However, it named only Elk as supporting whatever is afoot here.

As to Elk’s suggestion that he’s running into “almost no opposition” from Politico management, the reason for that could be that there’s little to oppose. In an interview yesterday, Elk told the Erik Wemple Blog that he’s strategizing with Bruce Jett, an organizing consultant at the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild. Jett told the Erik Wemple Blog that “There’s nothing to report” in terms of Politico activity.

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As for his organizing efforts at Politico, Elk tells the Erik Wemple Blog that he has amassed “at least fifteen firm votes.” We then asked for names. Based on the responses that we received from several of these “firm votes,” “firm” is a subjective matter. Some didn’t respond, others disavowed anything approaching “firmness”; and one responded this way, “I think unionization’s a good idea and when mike gets a meeting together, I plan to show up.”

This guy is such a lazy slob expecting everyone else to pay his way he tried to start a GoFundMe page for other people to pay for his vacation!

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