Together with American labour journalist Sarah Jaffe (Work Won’t Love You Back), British labour economist Guy Standing (The Precariat) and Dutch sociologist Marguerite van den Berg (Work is Not a Solution) we will set out to bring into focus what is wrong with our perceptions of work, and what we can do to fundamentally transform our current labour markets.
Past Appearances & Events
Powell’s Books Presents Sarah Jaffe in Conversation With Vanessa Veselka
Come join me and Vanessa Veselka, novelist and organizer, to talk about work not loving you back.
Work Will Break Your Heart–And You, on This Is Critical
I joined Virginia Heffernan for her podcast “This Is Critical,” to talk about work, the pandemic, and weird solidarities.
Work Won’t Love You Back on Talk Radio Europe
Loving work will always be unrequited, on Detroit Today
Collective Action Works: Inside the Movement to Organize Media and Culture
Labour journalist and author Sarah Jaffe hosts a virtual forum on organizing in the media and cultural sectors. As the digital media union movement has not let up for more than five years now, and as the pandemic begins to recede, it’s time to take stock of what we’ve won, to reflect on new strategies, and to frankly assess the challenges that lie ahead.
Union members in new media and culture unions discuss what they’ve won through collective bargaining, what’s sustaining the push to organize amid the pandemic, and how equity goals are reflected in their campaigns.
America’s Mothers Still Struggling to Balance Work and Child Care Post Pandemic
Throughout this pandemic, we witnessed a mass exodus of women in particular, from the workforce. A number of women say an increase in home and child care responsibilities forced them to make a decision they never thought they would; to simply quit their jobs. Many others had the decision made for them and were laid […]
Lawyers, Guns and Money Podcast: Learning to Fall Out Of Love With Your Job
Belabored Live: The Great Resignation
On Thursday, December 16, at 7 p.m. (EST), Belabored co-hosts Michelle Chen and Sarah Jaffe will host a live podcast episode. Join them and their guests, Rutgers University professor and union leader Rebecca Givan and Strikewave’s C.M. Lewis, to discuss what the past year has meant for workers. There will also be a question-and-answer period.
Take This Job and Shove It on On The Media
Amid the so-called Great Resignation, nearly 39 million Americans have left their jobs. On this week’s On The Media, hear why this trend is a logical response to the cult of work. Plus, when technology makes our jobs harder, maybe being a ‘luddite’ isn’t such a bad thing. 1. Sarah Jaffe [@sarahljaffe], journalist and author of Work Won’t Love […]