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

a book by Sarah Jaffe
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MACRODOSE ROUNDTABLE: Anarcho-Capitalism and the Future of Money

I guest hosted the economics podcast Macrodose, hosted by James Meadway. I was joined by two thinkers, Brett Scott and Quinn Slobodian, whose work on money, neoliberal capitalism, the state and its discontents, cryptocurrency, conspiracy theories have overlapping and fascinating insights for how we see the political world today.

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MACRODOSE ROUNDTABLE: The Political Economy of Palestine

I guest hosted the economics podcast Macrodose, hosted by James Meadway. This episode was a roundtable discussion of the political economy of Palestine, with scholars Laleh Khalili and Kareem Rabie.

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Louisiana Museum of Art: The Irreplaceable Human – Conditions of Creativity in the Age of AI

I was part of an exhibit at the Louisiana Museum of Art in Denmark on “The Irreplaceable Human,” looking at the conditions of life and work during the age of “artificial intelligence.” The exhibition is up from November 23, 2023 to April 1, 2024. With works by more than 60 artists, this large-scale, interdisciplinary exhibition […]

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The Care Crisis, Explained at Open Democracy

I’m one of several voices explaining the care crisis–in Britain and internationally–and what we can do about it in this video series from Open Democracy.

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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 […]

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Work Won’t Love You Back at San Mateo County Libraries

We’ve all heard the saying, “if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” Sarah Jaffe’s book, Work Won’t Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone is both a radical idea and comfort to all who have felt betrayed when their jobs couldn’t […]

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.

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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.

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.