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

a book by Sarah Jaffe
Event • New York

Black Against Amazon: a Belabored and Black Work Talk Crossover

Just a few days after voting closes, historian Robin D. G. Kelley will join Sarah Jaffe and Michelle Chen, co-hosts of Dissent’s Belabored podcast, and Steven Pitts, host of the Black Work Talk podcast on Organizing Upgrade, to discuss the effort, its import, and what it has to say about the state of the Black working class today.

Event • London

Class Power on Zero-Hours with AngryWorkers and Sarah Jaffe

Tune in to hear AngryWorkers collective and Sarah Jaffe in-conversation with Ashok Kumar about the process of writing this unique account of the working conditions in and around London and evaluations of the effects of Covid-19.

Event • New York

Haymarket Books Sponsors: Work Won’t Love You Back with Dave Zirin

Join Sarah Jaffe and Dave Zirin in conversation about themes from Jaffe’s new book, Work Won’t Love You Back.

Event • London

The Politics of Truth: Fake News, Neoliberalism, and the Conspiracy Election

Join Red Pepper and Repeater Books for a panel discussion on the politics of truth with Marcus Gilroy-Ware, Sarah Jaffe and Thomas Konda.

Event • New York

Type Talk: Work Won’t Love You Back

Join us for a conversation between Type Fellows and authors Sarah Jaffe and Gary Younge on Jaffe’s new title from Bold Type Books, “Work Won’t Love You Back.”

Listen in and ask questions as they discuss why “doing what you love” is a recipe for exploitation and examine the “labor of love” myth.

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 • New York

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! 

Event • London

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.

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.


“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 […]