How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone

a book by Sarah Jaffe
Event • Toronto

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.

Event • London

Occupy! Ten Years After

What has been the legacy of Occupy, ten years later? How are we to locate the Occupy movement in light of earlier protest waves, such as the student uprisings of 68 and the worker protests that followed, or the anti-globalisation marches of the late 1990s? What new social and political dynamics has Occupy bequeathed us today? In this panel debate we welcome leading writers and thinkers on the Occupy movement to reflect on these questions as a part of our “Aftermaths” series of events.

Event • New Jersey

We Still Can’t Eat Prestige: Panel with Museum Workers

Join unionized museum workers, organizers, activists, and scholars for a discussion about the future of organizing in museums.

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‘Lost in Work’ with The World Transformed

I’m hosting a talk withAmelia Horgan, Lois McCallum, Tam Wilson  for a launch event to mark the release of Amelia’s book ‘Lost in Work’, the latest book in the Outspoken by Pluto series, published by Pluto Press.

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Will VR Destroy my Future Work-Life Balance?

I was on a panel at Advertising Week Europe courtesy of my friend and longtime collaborator Cortney Harding. Live to work or work to live? As members of the creative class and its extended circles, we’re especially familiar with the rhetoric around following our passions and loving what we do. But what could and should […]

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P&P Live! Work, Inequality, Gender, and Capitalism in Modern America Panel

Join this panel of authors to discuss their latest books, all centered around the theme of work, inequality, gender, and modern capitalism.

Event • Seattle, WA

Thank You For Your Service (Work) At Red May

Gabriel Winant’s new book, The Next Shift, examines the fall of industry and the rise of healthcare in Rust Belt America. Jason Smith’s new book, Smart Machines and Service Work, tracks the automation-induced transfer of workers into the service sector. Sarah Jaffe’s new book, Work Won’t Love You Back, explores how devotion to our jobs keeps us exhausted, exploited, and alone. If ever books were destined to talk to one another, it is these three, but we’re not magicians, so we’ve brought together the authors instead. And to guide this panoramic look at the fate of work in 21st Century America, we’ve added Priscilla Murolo, Professor of History at Sarah Lawrence and author of From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend: A Short, Illustrated History of Labor in the United States Gabriel Winant, Sarah Jaffe, Jason Smith, Priscilla Murolo (mod)

Event • London

Media Democracy Festival

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.

Event • Washington, DC

A future for all workers: Technology and worker power

I joined the Washington Center for Equitable Growth to moderate a session at this event on technology and worker power. 

Event • New York

TNR Live: Work Sucks—How We Work Now

I’m joining the TNR crew for a live event on, well, how work sucks.