I joined Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! to talk about Work Won’t Love You Back, the Amazon union struggle, the Fight for $15, and why people keep trying to blame teachers for unsafe schools during a pandemic. Amid the economic crisis and precarious working conditions for millions of people during the pandemic, we look at […]
Sam and Emma host Sarah Jaffe to discuss her new book, Work Won’t Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone and how to build a better relationship with our labor. We’re live at noon ET.
When you love your job so much that you’ll work for next to nothing, then nothing is exactly what you’ll get.
We’re very pleased to welcome Sarah Jaffe to Housmans to discuss the ‘labour of love’ myth: the idea that certain work is not really work, and should be done for the sake of passion rather than pay. Whether it’s working for free in exchange for ‘experience’, enduring poor treatment in the name of being ‘part of the family’, or clocking serious overtime for a good cause, more and more of us are pushed to make sacrifices for the privilege of being able to do work we enjoy.
Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life, right? Wrong.
This neoliberal ideal of “doing what you love” is actually a recipe for exploitation that is wreaking havoc on our lives and communities. Whether it’s working for exposure and experience, or enduring long hours and poor treatment in the name of ‘being part of the family,’ many of us have fallen into the trap of making sacrifices for the ‘privilege’ of fulfilling work.
If you know me at all, you know this is the Venn diagram of my interests all at once. The wonderful folks at Bristol Transformed held a virtual Halloween festival with a bunch of amazing sessions, and I joined Laura and Zoe from Season of the Bitch podcast to explain what goth communism is and why we love it.
One of the more fun and useful things I did this year was join Jeremy Gilbert for part one of his excellent multi-part course on capitalism, hosted by The World Transformed.
I joined Channel 4 News to discuss what we learned–and what we haven’t learned–from the 2016 election, to talk about the working class and Trump, and more.
Join me and Victor Pickard for a conversation about Victor’s latest book, Democracy Without Journalism? Confronting the Misinformation Society
As local media institutions collapse and news deserts sprout up across the country, the US is facing a profound journalism crisis. Meanwhile, continuous revelations about the role that major media outlets — from Facebook to Fox News — play in the spread of misinformation have exposed deep pathologies in American communication systems. Despite these threats to democracy, policy responses have been woefully inadequate. And all of that was before the coronavirus pandemic and nationwide uprisings where journalists have been assaulted by police, teargassed, and arrested on camera. We’ll talk about all of this and more. Thursday, June 4, 1pm Eastern.
Retailers in the United States have been criticised for praising their staff as “heroes” for working during the coronavirus pandemic – while at the same time ending a system in which they receive extra pay for dangerous conditions. Unions are calling on companies such as internet giant Amazon and supermarket chain owner Kroger to reconsider. I spoke to Al Jazeera’s Shihab Rattansi about the cuts to “hero pay” and workers’ struggle for safe conditions on the job.
I couldn’t be more pleased to join these amazing humans to talk about my new favorite subject: what does it mean to abolish the family? With Kathi Weeks, M.E. O’Brien, Sophie Lewis and yours truly, as part of Red May. 3pm Seattle time May 29, that’ll be 6pm Eastern.