A while back, Politico hired Mike Elk as a labor reporter. Now Elk is attempting to unionize the Politico staff (pass the popcorn).
Why does Elk want to unionize? Get a load of this:
Overwork is a problem that Elk plans on addressing in his union drive. “I can’t work the kind of hours I did when I was 24,” says Elk, who is 28. Putting in too many work hours, he says, is a problem of journalism as an industry and not exclusive to Politico. “Everyone works so much, it’s almost tough to get people to get together to talk about” forming a union, he says.
If my calculations are correct he’ll be unable to even get out of bed in the morning by the time he’s 36.
Enjoy the union-loving rabble-rouser you hired, Politico!