Sarah Jaffe

Type Media Center Fellow

Sarah is a Type Media Center reporting fellow and an independent journalist covering the politics of power, from the workplace to the streets. Sarah Jaffe is the author of Work Won’t Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted and Alone, which Jane McAlevey called “a multiplex in still life; a stunning critique of capitalism, a collective conversation on the meaning of life and work, and a definite contribution to the we-won’t-settle-for-less demands of the future society everyone deserves,” and of Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt, both from Bold Type Books.

Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, the Guardian, the Washington Post, The New Republic, the Atlantic, and many other publications. She is the co-host, with Michelle Chen, of Dissent magazine’s Belabored podcast, as well as a columnist at The Progressive and New Labor Forum.

Books

Work Won't Love You Back

A deeply-reported examination of why “doing what you love” is a recipe for exploitation, creating a new tyranny of work in which we cheerily acquiesce to doing jobs that take over our lives.

Necessary Trouble

Necessary Trouble is the definitive book on the movements that are poised to permanently remake American politics. We are witnessing a moment of unprecedented political turmoil and social activism.

Highlights

This is the summer of discontent – and it’s only just beginning

From strikes to riots, there’s going to be a lot more social unrest as the cost-of-living crisis spirals out of control- here’s what you can expect. Type Media Center Fellow, Sarah Jaffe, spoke to Dazed about how this might play out.

The pandemic is changing how we think about work

Journalists Sarah Jaffe and Eyal Press discuss what the Great Resignation, union organization and hybrid models mean for the future of labor.

Who Cares? Before Covid-19, American Women Were Already in Crisis

This was the year that everyone discovered that caring is actually hard work.

Type Talk: Why Is Doing What You Love A Recipe for Disaster?

A conversation with Type Fellows and authors Sarah Jaffe and Gary Younge as they unpack Jaffe’s recent book, WORK WON’T LOVE YOU BACK.

Interview: Sarah Jaffe, Author of “Work Won’t Love You Back,” on Labor and Exploitation.

Jaffe has covered workers’ struggles and the nature of work for over a decade and is one of labor’s leading voices.

Despite Trump’s ‘Jobs, Jobs, Jobs’ Bluster, the Rust Belt Is Still Reeling from Plant Closures

Chuckie Denison fought the closure of a GM factory in Lordstown, Ohio — now, he’s devoted himself to challenging the President’s lies about America’s economic recovery.