Sarah Jaffe

Sarah Jaffe is an independent journalist, a rabblerouser and contributor to AlterNet, The Nation, Jacobin and others. Follow her exploits on Twitter @sarahljaffe.

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The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby Monday, allowing "closely held" businesses to claim religious rights and avoid federal healthcare regulations that require employers to include birth control in insurance plans. (flickr/cc/Nate Grigg) Views
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 3:30pm
Why Harris and Hobby Lobby Spell Disaster for Working Women
Retail sales and home healthcare work are two of the three fastest-growing jobs in this country. That’s an important consideration when looking at the decisions the Supreme Court handed down today in Harris v. Quinn and Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services v. Hobby Lobby Stores : If you...
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Friday, June 21, 2013 - 9:15am
When There’s a Fee to Get Your Pay
In the years since the financial crisis struck in 2008, it’s often been pointed out that gains for bankers have gone hand in hand with losses for workers.
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Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 8:32am
New York Didn’t Pull a Chicago, But Dissident Teachers Aren’t Giving Up
The United Federation of Teachers, the union that represents some 200,000 New York City teachers and public school workers, re-elected its president, Michael Mulgrew, and his Unity caucus to another term on Thursday, April 25.
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Monday, December 10, 2012 - 9:39am
Occupy and the Police Needn't be Enemies – as Sandy Showed
Ninety-nine people arrested during Occupy Wall Street's 17 September anniversary actions had their court dates last week. They trooped into the courthouse accompanied by green-hatted legal observers and National Lawyers Guild representatives, and faced the judge. Their charges mostly boiled down to "being part of a public protest".
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 11:05am
Dumping on Low-Wage Workers is Lousy Direct Action
The picket line outside the Secaucus, N.J., Walmart at 1 p.m. on Black Friday was joyous, festive and celebratory. The sousaphonist from the Rude Mechanical Orchestra had the slogan “Stand Up, Live Better” around the rim of his instrument, and banners declared solidarity with the striking Walmart workers and support for union rights. They called on the world’s largest private employer to pay its workers a living wage and stop retaliation — the firing or punishing of workers who speak out about their working conditions.
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