Politico finally commented on the employment status of labor reporter and union advocate Mike Elk today, confirming that he is no longer employed there. In a statement, Politico said Elk’s departure was unrelated to his drive to unionize the Arlington-based political news outlet.
Mike Elk no longer works at POLITICO. As a long-standing company policy, we do not and will not comment on the specifics of personnel matters. We can say that Mike Elk’s recent departure has nothing to do with his union activities. POLITICO employees have been, and continue to be, free to engage in or refrain from union activities.
The Huffington Post first confirmed details of Elk’s departure.
Politico’s statement is the latest salvo in a multi-day back-and-forth over whether Elk remains on the payroll. Read more