Sarah Jaffe is a Type Media Center Fellow, co-host (with Michelle Chen) of Dissent magazine’s Belabored podcast, and a columnist at The New Republic and New Labor Forum. She was formerly a staff writer at In These Times and the labor editor at AlterNet. Her previous book is Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt, which Robin D.G. Kelley called The most compelling social and political portrait of our age.” You can follow her on Twitter @sarahljaffe.

Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, the Guardian, the Washington Post, 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 New Republic and New Labor Forum.

She has a master’s degree in journalism from Temple University in Philadelphia and a bachelor’s degree in English from Loyola University New Orleans. Sarah was born and raised in Massachusetts and has also lived in South Carolina, Louisiana, Colorado, and Pennsylvania, and currently calls New York home.

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The fight is much bigger than Andrew Cuomo vs. Bill de Blasio.
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Care Before Profit? Nurses Get Radical in Fight to Save Brooklyn Hospitals
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The Third Party That’s Winning
With new strategies, the Working Families Party is shaking up the two-party system.
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In Nick of Time, Portland Teachers Make Deal to Avert Strike
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New Report: Port Trucking Companies Steal More Than $1 Billion in Wages From Drivers
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Massachusetts Teachers Aim To Knock Down ‘Data Walls’
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Single Payer Rises Again
As the ACA takes effect, an alternative gains ground at the state level.
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How Walmart Organizers Turned the Internet Into a Shop Floor
Walmart workers and organizers prove 'clicktivism' can evolve into offline activism.
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Forever Temp?
Once a bastion of good jobs, manufacturing has gone gaga for temps.
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How Big Banks Shortchange Their Workers
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Black Friday Actions Empower Wal-Mart Workers
Wal-Mart touts a caring culture. Now, its workers are caring for each other by speaking out.
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The Possibilities of Change
Young people continue to organize in the wake of Occupy
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Could Teller Organizing Help Halt Bank Abuses?
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Why Port Truckers Are Striking: 12-Hour Shifts, Noxious Fumes and $12.90 Paychecks
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A Booster Shot for Social Security
The GOP--and some Democrats--want to cut the program. Progressive Dems want to expand it.
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What To Expect When You’re Electing: A New York City Ballot Roundup (Updated)
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Anti-Foreclosure Activists Put BlackRock in a Hard Place
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Whose Recovery?
A year after Hurricane Sandy hit, despite community efforts, marginalized New Yorkers aren't back on their feet.
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16-Hour Shifts, But Not a Real Worker?
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The New Populists
Can Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown revive bank reform?
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How Young Is Too Young for Multiple-Choice Tests? (A) 5 (B) Never
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NYPD Cop Arrested for ‘Biker Riot’ Also Spied on Occupy
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Workers Say Dylan’s Candy Not Such A Sweet Gig
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Strong Enough for a Man, Effective Enough For A Woman
Sen. Gillibrand’s five-point family and economic plan is refreshingly, aggressively pro-worker.
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A Load Off the Minds (And Feet) of Pregnant Workers in NYC
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Workers Take Center Stage in Occupy’s Second Anniversary
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Nurses Taste Victory in Battle That Shook New York Politics
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New York A-Twitter with Reports of Voting Malfunctions
Last year, elections officials blamed Sandy. What's their excuse now?
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The People’s Advocate?
The race in New York for Bill de Blasio's replacement has gotten interesting--because of Letitia James.
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Tipping Is Bad, But ‘No Tips’ Might Be Worse
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Bill de Blasio’s Vision For A More Equal New York
The mayoral hopeful talks about his plan to close the ever-widening gulf between the city's haves and have-nots.
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Overriding Bloomberg’s Vetoes, New York City Council Bans NYPD Racial Profiling
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In Major Win for Nurses, Judge Rescues Brooklyn Hospital From SUNY Shutdown
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John Lewis’ Advice for Young Activists: March
In a new graphic memoir, the civil rights leader shows youth how to get in trouble--good trouble.
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Opting for Free Time
Something’s missing from the work/life balance debate.
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A Race for Care in Brooklyn
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A Debt-Free Degree?
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For Fast-Food Strikers in New York, It’s About ‘Moral Values’
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Young Activists Occupy Florida Capitol, Demand Justice for Trayvon
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In National Day of Action To Raise Minimum Wage, New Yorkers Stage Stealth Sit-In
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Justice for Trayvon
'The whole damn system is guilty.'
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A ‘Buddha On Strike’ at Goldman Sachs
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Nurses—and a City Council Member—Brave Arrest To Stop SUNY Hospital Closing
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After Outcry, McDonald’s Franchise Drops Compulsory ‘Payroll Debit Cards’
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Taking the Caring Out of Teaching
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SUNY Defies Court Order as Nurses Fight to Save Long Island Hospital
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When There’s a Fee to Get Your Pay
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Despite Bringing the Surveillance State to Work, Bloomberg has Trouble Tracking Overtime
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