I’ll be at the Idler Festival (this is the only time I will be on the bill at an event headlined by Jarvis Cocker! Sunday 10 July, 12:15-13:00 on the Lawn Stage at Fenton House (Hampstead Grove, London NW3 6SP). I’ll be speaking about the future work with my comrade-in-arms Amelia Horgan and Brendan Burchell. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Loving work will always be unrequited, on Detroit Today
Come join me and Vanessa Veselka, novelist and organizer, to talk about work not loving you back.
I joined Virginia Heffernan for her podcast “This Is Critical,” to talk about work, the pandemic, and weird solidarities.
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 […]
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.