I’m joining the good folks at the UK Media Reform Coalition for a panel at the Media Democracy Festival, all online this year but still worth attending. The whole schedule is here.
Appearance Type: video
Reinventing Solidarity: Work Won’t Love You Back with Ruth Milkman
I’m joining the Reinventing Solidarity podcast of the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies to talk with the brilliant Ruth Milkman, whose writings on labor have helped shape my understanding of work for many years now. Join us!
Sarah Jaffe in conversation with the IWGB
Join me along with workers from the games workers, charity workers, and yoga workers branches of IWGB union in the UK to talk about Work Won’t Love You Back, how employers weaponize the labor of love narrative, and how to challenge it.
TNR Live: Work Sucks—How We Work Now
I’m joining the TNR crew for a live event on, well, how work sucks.
“Work Won’t Love You Back”: Sarah Jaffe on Toxic U.S. Work Culture & the Fight Against Inequality
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 […]
Majority Report with Sam Seder
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.
Virtual Event: Housman’s Books with Ray Malone and Kate O’Shea
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.
RSA Event Online: Work Won’t Love You Back
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.
What is Goth Communism?
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.
The World Transformed Capitalism 101 with Jeremy Gilbert
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.