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

a book by Sarah Jaffe

Reality Reckoning on Impact

I was interviewed for ABC News’s Impact x Nightline episode on reality TV, working conditions, and whether and how reality performers should unionize. 

Event • San Diego

Interview with author of ‘Work Won’t Love You Back’ on CBS 8 San Diego

Author Sarah Jaffe talks with News 8 about her book “Work Won’t Love You Back” and how doing what you love can be a recipe for exploitation.

Event • London

Work Won’t Love You Back at the Open University

As we are approaching international workers’ day, come and join Sarah Jaffe as she talks about why Work Won’t Love You Back – a book in which she examines the prevalence of 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 […]


Labor Looks Up After Amazon Union Vote on the Laura Flanders Show

I was particularly pleased with this appearance because my first real job in the media was working on what was then GRITtv with Laura Flanders, and one of the reasons I wanted to work for her was that people had recommended her to me as one of the few people actually covering labor in the media back then (2009, my goodness). So it’s always a joy to return to talk with Laura, the boss who was, as I said in my book acknowledgements, the exception that proves the rule that bosses won’t love you back. 


CSPAN Book TV Airs Work Won’t Love You Back with Kathi Weeks

CSPAN’s BookTV is going to be airing my conversation with Kathi Weeks from Town Hall Seattle! It’ll be running on CSPAN 2 and archived online for those of you who missed the live event.


“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 […]