Greg Jaffe

Washington, D.C.

National reporter

Education: Williams College, BA in English

Greg Jaffe is a national reporter for The Washington Post, where has been since March 2009. Previously, he covered the White House and the military for The Post. Before joining The Post, he worked at the Wall Street Journal and the Montgomery Advertiser.
Latest from Greg Jaffe

A Rhodes Scholar barista and the fight to unionize Starbucks

How a Starbucks on Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo became the first unionized Starbucks in America with the help of a Rhodes Scholar barista.

February 12, 2022

Quitters, part 2

What happens when an entire fast-food restaurant staff quits? Today for our special series on “Quitters,” the story of a McDonald’s walkout, and what it can tell us about the labor market right now.

December 16, 2021

The worker revolt comes to a Dollar General in Connecticut

Four Dollar General workers in Connecticut tried to unionize, setting off one of the most lopsided battles of the ongoing low-wage-worker revolt.

December 11, 2021

Starbucks workers in Buffalo win watershed union vote

Starbucks workers in Buffalo won a pathbreaking bid to form a union after votes were counted Thursday, part of a wave of labor activism sweeping the country in the midst of the pandemic.

December 9, 2021

Ian Fishback, Army officer and whistleblower against detainee abuse, dies at 42

The U.S. Military Academy graduate and combat veteran was one of the military’s most prominent whistleblowers. His condemnation of torture by U.S. soldiers in Iraq produced groundbreaking legislation in the early years of that war.

November 24, 2021

‘It’s a walkout!’

Workers at a McDonald's in Bradford, Pa., walked off the job in early September — another worker rebellion in a season full of them. Even in a place such as Bradford, with its shrinking population and 30 percent poverty rate, low-wage service, workers sensed that they finally had a little power and were eager to use to demand better.

November 6, 2021

A convoy to the Kabul airport, hostile Taliban and the faint hope that the gates to escape would swing open

For those who made it out on the airlift from Kabul, their fate was often determined by a combination of courage, split-second choices and chance.

September 10, 2021

Are the Navy SEALs actually awful at their jobs?

Eddie Gallagher isn’t the only example of the elite force’s problems, David Philipps writes.

August 24, 2021

White House orders for a speedy military withdrawal put pressure on beleaguered Afghans as the Taliban surged

Ensuring the long-term survival of Afghan forces and the evacuation of Afghan interpreters were lower priorities than a fast withdrawal with no U.S. casualties.

August 19, 2021